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Donors $30,000 and over The Chicago Bar Foundation Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Kirkland & Ellis Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois Mayer Brown Polk Bros. Foundation Sidley Austin United Way of Metropolitan Chicago $20,000 to $29,000 Cy Pres Award DLA Piper $10,000 to $19,999 Anonymous Grant Charles H. & Bertha L. Boothroyd Foundation Henrietta Lange Burk Fund Chicago Area Foundation for Legal Services Landmark Legal Solutions Public Interest Law Initiative Schiff Hardin John G. Searle Family Trust $,5,000 to $9,999 Francis Beidler Charitable Trust Cy Pres Award Drinker Biddle & Reath Hedge Funds Care, Inc. Illinois Bar Foundation Kenneth P. Morrison The Siragusa Foundation Swanson, Martin & Bell Winston & Strawn Xerox Corporation

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$1,500 to $4,999 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg Barnes & Thornburg The Braeside Foundation Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Bryan Cave Cy Pres Award Cardinal Intellectual Property John & Susan Chen Chen Nelson Roberts Clifford Law Offices Crowe Horwath Davis McGrath Deloitte Paul E. Dengel & Paula J. Morency F. Ellen Duff & Robert W. Hermanson Gary Elden & Phyllis Mandler Freeborn & Peters Grotefeld Hoffmann Schleiter Gordon & Ochoa William J. & Gwendolyn E. Howard Ice Miller Jenner & Block Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman Eileen M. & Gerard D. Kelly McDermott, Will & Emery Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Nixon Peabody Nolan Law Group Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O’Rourke Stephen R. & Linda W. Patton Perkins Coie Quarles & Brady Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold

Seyfarth Shaw SmithAmundsen Sprint Stout Risius Ross Thompson Coburn John & Virginia Ulaszek Marc Ungar Walker Wilcox Matousek Wesley S. & Jurdis D. Walton Foundation Williams, Bax & Saltzman $750 to $1,499 Anonymous Baker & McKenzie Blackman Kallick Susan Charles Randy J. & Mary Pat Curato Exelon Corporation Kevin M. Fee Fox, Hefter, Swibel, Levin & Carroll Richard & Mary Freeman Hon. A. Benjamin & Marcia W. Goldgar David Goldhaber John A. & Candice S. Janicik Maxine & Larry R. Kane Rachel Kaplan & Bob Riesman Kaye Scholer Susan Lorraine Kennedy Lexis-Nexis Kristi L. Nelson Pattishall, McAualiffe, Newbury, Hilliard, & Geraldson In Honor of Steven Perlis as an IDA board member Francis Polance Peter L. & Kay C. Rossiter Tom Sanchez

Christopher N. Skey & Nancy J. Claar Ann M. Spillane Constantine L. & Jean D. Trela Veritext Deposition and Litigation Services Brent & Elizabeth Vincent Daniel Winters Howard & Vickie Yussman $250 to $749 Allstate Insurance Company American Bar Association Law Students Ankin Law Offices LLC Anonymous Anonymous Arnstein & Lehr Harry Arger AT&T Beermann Swerdlove Michael D. Belsley Richard Bendix Margaret C. Benson & Arthur Simon In Honor of Margaret C. Benson Jay Berlinsky Julian L. & Joan S. Berman Stuart & Doris Bernstein Michael Borders BP Foundation Eric and Connie Brandfonbrener Family Fund Noelle Brennan & Associates Barbara B. Bressler & Jerry Garson Harold J. & Marlene C. Bressler Charles P. & Caryn G. Brissman Burrito Beach James J. Cannella

Mary & Peter Carey Patrick S. & Judith Lauth Casey Thomas Cassidy David Cellitti Paul F. Charnetzki & Anne K. Leary Jules R. Cherie Hon. Thomas R. Chiola Jared R. Cloud & JoAnna L. Beau Hon. Maureen Connors Wayne Brady Creel Eliza G. & John D. Cumberland Jeffrey Dalebroux C. Elizabeth Darke Robert Davidson Jay L. Dolgin John R. & Kathleen J. Doyle Dr. Kevin & Susan Fee Robert W. Fioretti Richard M. & Marguerite W. Franklin Friedman Law Group, Ltd. Donald C. Gancer Richard C. & Cheryl S. Gering James Ginsburg Steven Gistenson Robert Glick Scott G. Golinkin Byron L. Gregory Richard Groholski Gunty & McCarthy Richard & Leslie Hanus David Harding Bob & Janet Helman Joshua Heidelman HealthSource of Chicago Allison Herriott Thomas R. & Siobhan D. Hill David B. Hirschey

Derek S. Holland David M. & Suzanne M. Holmes James R. Hopkinson Howrey Simon Arnold & White Huron Consulting Group John A. Husmann Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Jackson Lewis Jean M. & Keith R. Jans Jensen Reporting Johnson & Bell Mark K. Johnson William J. Jovan K&L Gates John G. Kelly Jonathan Krit Michael Kurtzon Gregory Lacey Scott Lapins LaSalle Process Servers Wade Leathers Aleen Lee Robert M. & Bonita K. Levin Jordan H. Lippman Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell Hon. Amanda Logan Jeffrey L. & Ellen G. London Stephen H. Malato Marathon Sportswear, Inc. Paul C. Marengo & Joan P. Simmons Nahrin Marino McAndrews, Held & Malloy Kevin & Patti McCanna Michael L. McCluggage James McConkey McKenna Storer Paul Michalik William A. Morgan 35


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Donors Loren J. & Roberta A. Morris Sandy Morris Robert Nachman Brett Natarelli Navigant Consulting Neil Neumark Timothy G. & Wendy A. Nickels Daniel Noland Farzin Parang Derek Payette Jesus Perez & Associates Jerrold Peven Rathje & Woodward Reed Smith Richard Reibman Eric Rein Susan Reinecke McLouis & Harriette Robinet Tim Roessler James A. & Kathryn H. Rolfes Seth Rosenberg Anthony E. & Jane W. Rothschild Stephen Sayre Martin Salzman John Eric Schaal Ruth Ann Schmitt Richard Schultz Segal McCambridge Singer and Mahoney Michael Sexton Clifford J. Shapiro & Darlene A.Vorachek Daniel W. Sherman Ian M. Sherman Helen and Garry S. Sigman Ann Marie Slater Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith Mary Anne Smith Robert Smoller 36

Speer Financial Phillip L. & Leslie M. Stern Allan Sternstein Janet Stiven Steven Swibel Tressler LLP Diana Tsai Ungaretti & Harris Paula M. Uscian Kelly M. & Andrew P. Warner Edward S. Weil Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker Sharon Zaban Jennifer Zlotow Daniel Zollner $100 to $249 Jean A. Adams John E. Ahern Applegate Valauskas & Rosen Apollo Limousine Reva B. Auerbach Joseph Baldi Stephen Bashwiner Scott P. Benson Royal F. Berg Perry M. Berke Anne Berleman & Joseph D. Kearney John G. Bisbikis Brian A. & Mary S. Bosch Stephen S. Bowen Kenneth & Tamara Brey Kara J. Bruce Dennis J. Carlin Mei Chan Michael & Wendy Chance Charles P. & Joan M. Claar CNA Foundation

Gregory L. & Lynn L. Cochran Ray & Marilyn Cohen Charitable Foundation William F. Conlon Julie H. Cooney Carmel M. Cosgrave Anna E. Costos Susan Craven Robert A. Creamer Clarissa Y. Cutler Jon W. DeMoss Brion Doherty Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Dohman In Memory of Les Dombai Eric S. Donahue Carrie J. Dumont Sharon L. Eiseman Edward and Royce Engle James Fee Feinberg & Barry Philip E. Fertik Matthew A. Flamm Sarah Flosi Suyon Flowers Daniel H. & Deborah Rosen Fogel Dennis Foldenauer & Rebekah Rashidfarokhi Mary K. Foster & Richard B. Foster, III Justice Charles E. Freeman & Marylee V. Freeman Paul E. Freehling Hon. & Mrs. Sheldon C. Garber Neal Gainsberg & Patricia Guzman Adrienne Gershon Michael D. Gerstein Aliza Gilbert

Eugenia Miller & Clarke M. Gillespie, III David J. Gilmartin Steven Goler Richard Gottlieb Robert P. Griffiths Maura T. Harrington Stephen Harrington H. Reed Harris Deborah Gage Haude Kurt J. & Carolyn Lake Heinz Janet L. Hermann Stephen Herseth Ky & Don Hilliker Sarah S. & Ronald B. Hirsen Evelyn J. & Howard M. Hoffmann Ann & Jim Hogan Ralph W. Holmen Hao Huang Dennis P.W. & Susan B.W. Johnson Katherine Jough David Kalat & Julie K. Stapel Jennifer C. Karrson Roger Kiley Teresa A. King Hon. Dorothy Kirie & R. Burke Kinnaird Ralla Klepak Lawrence R. & Melanie Miller Krupp Elaine Rappaport Lev John G. & Jill F. Levi Charles LeMoine Matthew Ludwig Erin L. Majka Leonard & Roberta Malkin Daniel B. & Michele M. Malone Anthony J. Mandarino

Reid A. & Jeanne C. Mandel Prentice H. & Teresa Kim Marshall Jane E. Markey Suzanne J. Massel & Howard F. Meyer Linda M. & Frank D. Mayer, Jr. Barbara W. Mayers Jerome Maynard Patricia L. McCarthy Greg A. McConnell McDonald’s Corporation William M. & Susan McErlean Timothy S. McFadden Melvoin Foundation Scott Mendeloff Paul T. Metzger & Sarah F. Bradley Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Miller Shakman & Beem Robert Minkus & Susan Lee Gloria B. Morris Sandy Morris John H. & Barbara B. Morrison Patrick T. Murphy & Susan M. Sitter Sonya D. Naar Marya T. Nega Hon. Lewis M. Nixon Rita M. Novak In Honor of Edward and Rebecca O’Connell Mary Ann O’Connor Clyde A. Ogg Robin J. Omahana Julie A. Pacer Sheila P. & Michael P. Padden Aseet Patel Sheryl Pethers Pamela G. Perrone

Stephen E. Pinaire John F. Podliska Gary L. & Nancy O. Prior Hon. Aurelia Pucinski Lindsay P. Reichmann & Linda M. Rio Lauren Robinson Mark & Jeanne Rotert Howard M. Rubin Greg A. Sams & Jennifer M. Cerven Linda J. Schneider Stephen C. Schulte Steven Schulwolf Eileen P. Scudder & Russell E. Zimmermann In Memory of Rachael Simon David & Allison Singer Anthony & Carol Skey Morgan Smith Lisa Snow & Franco Turrinelli Melinda R. & Gregory T. Snyder Patrick Stanton Debra L. Stetter Sylvia and Joe Stone Stotis & Baird Chartered Scott & Marguerite Tagawa Nathan Teismann Dr. Amanda B. Teuscher & Spouse Michael Thiel James & Susan Thompson Satavani Vadrevu Hon. Eugene Wedoff Natalie & Jason Weidemier David A. Weininger Scott A. Weinstein James S. Whitehead Marcia B. Welcome Ethan R.York 37


Donors Under $100 Stanley J. & Mary Beth Adelman Kimball R. & Karen G. Anderson Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Emmanuel & Carmela Arbel Asian Human Services Barbara J. Auerbach Virginia R. Berry Derek & Dina Bradford Jim Brown Brian Budzicz Jean G. Cleveland Jamila S. Covington Richard D. Cudahy CustomInk.com Sonia Desai Gene K. Edlin Mark B. and Eve C. Epstein Albert F. Ettinger & Susan D. Lannin Daniel & Elaine Fee Fred I. & Judy C. Feinstein Susan J. Friedman Cheryl Garrett Jennifer G. & Shawn J. Gebhardt Sherwin A. Gerstein Sean Ginty Jason W. Gordon Michiko & Matthew A. Goto Victor M. Gryniewicz Gregg R. Hague Lynne Hans John J. Held Valerie Hendricks Miles K. Horton 38

B OARD OF DIRECTORS Willam H. Hrabak, Jr. Amanda Jones Sarah Joyce Jennifer C. Karrson Patricia A. & Ivan M. Kralik Ann Bashook & Marvin Leiner Samuel H. Levine & Amy A. Levy Mary V. & Isidro Lucas Scott M. & Liz Trager Mendel Bonnie L. Michael Paul Miller Gregory H. & Elizabeth A. F. Morris Christopher J. Moss Evelyn E. Padorr Aneta H. Pavlovich Jenny L. Pickell Patricia M. Puhr Eliot & Jayne Schreiber Melissa A. Smith Zygmunt K. Sokolnicki Michael St. Peter Maria M. Troxclair Stephanie L. Uhlarik George Vernon & Nancy Baker Chan-Yu Wang In Honor of Kelly Warner Ann M. Williams Wines For Humanity Therese Yee & Norman Milsk

In Kind Jeremy Albright Tony Armour Photography Tim Bruce Burrito Beach Crowe Horwath Jim Kenyon Fullline Printing Gravitas Marketing David Goldhaber Al Goldman Mike Grubisich IKON Office Solutions, Inc. Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Law Bulletin Publishing Company Lexis-Nexis LOWERCASE, Inc. Marathon Sportswear Brad Muth My Bad Blues Band Kristi Nelson New Balance Steve Reynolds Runners Edge David Sickle Sidley Austin WGN White Deer Run

F. Ellen Duff President Winston & Strawn

Kelly M. Warner Executive Committee, at large Schiff Hardin LLP

David M. Goldhaber Vice-President, Finance Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP

Susan Charles Ice Miller LLP

Ann M. Spillane Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Eliza G. Cumberland Huron Consulting Group

Maria Mendoza Troxclair Franczek Sullivan PC

Folarin S. Dosunmu Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Joseph P. Tylutki McDonalds Corporation

Kristi L. Nelson Vice-President, Development Chen Nelson Roberts Ltd. Kevin M. Fee Vice-President, Client Services Sidley Austin LLP Sasha M. Reyes Secretary Baker & McKenzie LLP Sandy L. Morris Executive Committee, at large Chico & Nunes PC Christopher N. Skey Executive Committee, at large DLA Piper

Adam Goodman The Goodman Law Offices Margaret Curtiss Hannon Asst Director of Communications & Legal Reasoning Northwestern University School of Law

Daniel O’Rourke Vedder Price

Marc Ungar Retired Attorney Howard Yussman Law Clerk, Illinois Appellate Court Ex-Officio: Brent W. Vincent Bryan Cave LLP

Kristen E. Hudson Schopf & Weiss John A. Husmann Bates & Carey LLP

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Ad visory Boa rd Randy J. Curato Chair ALAS, Inc. Stephen R. Patton Immediate Past Chair Kirkland & Ellis LLP Paul E. Dengel Schiff Hardin LLP

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Marc Kadish Mayer Brown LLP

Constantine L. Trela, Jr. Sidley Austin LLP

John A. Walker Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Daniel J. Winters Jenner & Block LLP

Arthur J. McColgan Walker Wilcox & Matousek

Kristi Nelson Ex Officio, Governing Board Vice-President, Development

Maura Harrington Chair Feinberg & Barry P.C. Kimberly Halvorson Second Chair Clifford Law Offices

Patrick W. Spangler Vedder Price

Libby Pozolo Winston & Strawn LLP

Shelley L. Merkin Schiff Hardin LLP

Renee Elise Roffle Helen Sigman & Associates, Ltd.

Katherine E. Sams ArcelorMittal USA

Eleni Apostolopoulos

Emily Schnidt Third Chair DeAno & Scarry, LLC

Shennan Harris Mayer Brown LLP

Joshua Heidelman K&L Gates LLP

Jordan M. Heinz Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mona Thakkar DirectBuy Corporate

Rachael L. Mamula McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kenneth Mallory Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP

Patrick Croke Sidley Austin LLP

Katherine Walton Latham & Watkins LLP

Sarah B. Throckmorton Chase Bank Brion W. Doherty Ex-Officio, Immediate Past Chair Stotis & Baird

Eileen M. O’Connor O’Connor Law Group, LLC Derek S. Holland Bryan Cave LLP Michelle K. Marek Howrey LLP

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Peter M. Ashmore, Managing Attorney University of Missouri (B.A., Political Science, 1991). DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1994). Hired as a CVLS staff attorney upon graduation from law school, Peter had already interned, externed, and volunteered with us. His Managing Attorney designation reflects in-house duties which include directing CVLS’ IT and database needs, organizing staff and management meetings and administration of CVLS’ MCLE program. Peter still advises volunteers on an eclectic variety of cases, including tort defense, eviction, foreclosure, contracts, real estate, bankruptcy, probate, tax and public benefits. In addition, as director of CVLS’ Guardian Ad Litem for Adults Program, Peter trains, recruits and supervises volunteers who serve as GALs for disabled adults. Peter formally served as President of the Illinois Center for Law & Technology, now known as Illinois Legal Aid Online and on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee. He currently sits on the Chicago Bar Association’s Probate, Elder Law, Mental Health and Consumer Law committees.

Shirley Chiu, Staff Attorney, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program The University of Chicago (B.A. Economics, 2002), Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2008). Shirley joined CVLS in 2009 after working as a tax attorney at an international law firm in Chicago. While in law school, she served as the feature articles editor of the Loyola Consumer Law Review, and interned with the division of enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was also a student fellow with the Loyola Consumer Antitrust Institute, where she researched and wrote articles on the impact of antitrust enforcement on the individual and public. Prior to practicing law, Shirley was a senior associate economist in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she conducted statistical research, wrote articles relating to community economic development issues, and was a presenter at various conferences on the topics of Islamic Finance and nontraditional mortgages. At CVLS, her work consists mostly of representing homeowners in mortgage foreclosure litigation and mediation. She also represents clients in mortgage fraud, administrative review, and divorce litigation.

Margaret C. Benson, Executive Director Western Michigan University, Honors College (B.A., History, 1976). Loyola University College of Law (J.D., 1979). Lake, Rosenberg & Associates (1977-1979). Law Offices of Barbara B. Hirsch (1979 –1981). Meg joined CVLS in 1982 to set up the Panel Referral Program, became Deputy Director in 1983 and was elevated to Executive Director in 2003 when her predecessor retired. Responsible for program management, and the coordination of bench, bar and law firm relations, Meg also writes extensively, including CVLS training materials and a bi-monthly column on pro bono for the Chicago Lawyer. While handling a caseload of contested or difficult family and guardian ad litem cases, she trains and supervises GAL volunteers. Meg is a program designer and speaker at ABA/ NLADA Equal Justice and Illinois Legal Advocates Conferences. She also regularly speaks on child custody, client and pro bono issues for the ISBA, CBA and IICLE. Meg was honored with the 2007 Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governors Award. In 2001 she received the notable Chicago Bar Foundation’s Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award. Prior honors include the “Esther Rothstein Award” by the Lawyer’s Trust Fund of Illinois in 1999 and Loyola University School of Law’s Public Service Award in 1994. Meg is an active member of ISBA’s Legislation Committee, where she has helped to draft and lobby for guardianship and family law legislation. She chairs the ISBA’s LawPac Board. Former chair, she continues to serve on the CBA’s Pro Bono Week Committee. Past activities include: chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee, charter member of the Illinois Pro Bono Center’s Board of Directors, speaker at the Midwest Region SPAN Conference on the Future of Legal Services, Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, two-term ISBA Assembly member, speaker for the American Institute for Prepaid Legal Services. Meg’s husband, Art Simon, is an active CVLS volunteer.

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Linda Cook, Intake and Receptionist For the last ten years, Linda has listened calmly and patiently as people pour out their hearts to her describing their legal problems. Screening thousands of new clients every year for financial and case eligibility, Linda books appointments for clinic and panel interviews and handles the increasing number of walk-in clients sent directly from the courts. Linda also serves as the CVLS receptionist for volunteers and works with Phil to coordinate appointments and schedules for in-house volunteers and students. Eric S. Donahue, Business Manager Purdue University, (B.A., Political Science and History 1996). Eric, who joined CVLS nine years ago after working as a business manager for Indiana law firms, coordinates all of CVLS’ business and operational tasks, including contracts and purchases, insurance and internal organization. He manages the 403(b) retirement plan and other aspects of CVLS human resources. In addition, he handles all day-to-day bookkeeping and aids in the preparation of federal and state filings, quarterly financial reports and the annual audit. Michael Edelberg, Clinic Coordinator Roosevelt University, (B.P. S. with honor, 2004). Michael, a certified paralegal, volunteered for CVLS for several years, primarily working on minor’s estate issues and GAL matters. Now, as clinic coordinator, he oversees CVLS’ network of 22 neighborhood legal clinics, developing and attending clinic events, reviewing and maintaining clinic data and schedules, troubleshooting clinic problems, and evaluating client and volunteer satisfaction. Michael also serves as staff liaison to the Client Services Committee and is in charge of volunteers at Race Judicata®. A renaissance man, Michael has been involved in commercial real estate since his teens, does on-air radio talent/commercial voice-overs and dabbles as an international car exporter, furniture wholesaler and thoroughbred horseman.

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Jessica Engle, Administrative Assistant Jessica joined CVLS last year after working as a customer service representative for Graphics Suisse, a paper supply company. In addition to maintaining CVLS’ office equipment, she orders supplies and handles all office administrative matters. In charge of CVLS’ client and volunteer database, Jessica also arranges volunteer orientations, seminars and meetings. In her spare time, she assists with client intake.

Patricia M. Nelson, Director, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program University of Illinois, Champaign (B.A., Economics, 1990). DePaul University College of Law J.D., 1996). Patty is the Director of both our Chancery Court Access to Justice Program and Foreclosure Mediation Program. Through the programs, CVLS accepts appointments from the court to represent low-income pro se litigants in danger of losing their homes. CVLS staff and volunteers represent clients in mortgage foreclosure litigation and mediation, in Chicago Housing Authority terminations and in title fraud, mortgage fraud, and predatory lending cases. Patty handles many of these complex housing cases herself. She also actively recruits, trains and supports volunteers as well as arranges ongoing seminars and training workshops in these areas. Patty has been a featured speaker on the issues of mortgage foreclosure defense and title and mortgage fraud for Metropolitan Family Services, the Illinois Paralegal Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Illinois Continuing Legal Education. She is the author of a foreclosure defense instruction manual, and the co-author of a manual for landlords wishing to evict their tenants. Previously, Patty spent eight years as our utility attorney. She is experienced in real estate litigation, foreclosure litigation and mediation, probate, landlord tenant, contract disputes, adoption, DCFS administrative hearings and acting as guardian ad litem in contested custody disputes. Patty also has experience drafting legislation, lobbying for its passage, and testifying in support of that legislation to the Illinois House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Currently, Patty serves on the CBA’s Legal Aid and Real Estate Law Committees and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Terri Hooker, Panel Program Administrator Terri, who has worked with CVLS volunteers since 1973, adjusts Panel Referral Program policies to meet shifting client needs and volunteer capacity and places cases with more than 1,000 volunteer lawyers. She takes particular delight in finding specialists to handle cases that regular legal aid programs rejected as beyond their expertise. She also recruits and orients Panel lawyers and continuously surveys volunteer and client satisfaction. In addition to her panel duties, Terri spends hours working closely with the staff attorneys appointed as guardians ad litem over problematic minor’s estates by investigating and overseeing guardians and older minors requesting withdrawals from their bank accounts. Terri completed 2 years of Loop College and graduated from Roosevelt University’s Certified Paralegal program in 1985. Phillip J. Mohr, Deputy Director University of Illinois, Champaign, (B.A., Economics, 1987). De Paul University College of Law (J.D., 1991). Formerly a CVLS volunteer, Phillip joined staff in 1991, became the Family Law Director in 1996, and was named the Deputy Director in 2006. In addition to being Deputy Director, Phil continues to direct our Family Law Program. His own large caseload and the work of his American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers panel does much to meet our greatest need: representation of clients on contested family law matters. In addition to trial work, he has gained experience with appellate work as well. In 1999, along with a CVLS volunteer, Phil argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. As an experienced family law practitioner, Phil spends many hours tutoring young volunteers, both individually and through seminars, gradually guiding them from simple to complex cases. His talent with training has given him the responsibility of overseeing the summer student program. Phil is a regular speaker on family law and pro bono issues, recently speaking at NLADA Equal Justice Conference, statewide Legal Advocates Conferences, the ISBA mid-year meeting, and on the ISBA’s cable production. He is the former chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Legal Aid Committee. Phil was the chair of the subsection of the legal service’s consortium which has both created pro-se family law forms and materials and assisted with the creation of the Domestic Relations Division’s Self-Help Center. He also is the Legal Content Editor of the Family Law practice area of the Illinois Legal Aid Online’s website and co-chair of the Clerk of the Circuit Court Pro Se Litigants Advisory Committee. Phil is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and a former ISBA Assembly and ISBA Family Law Section Council member. In its annual supplemental edition in 2004, Phil was selected by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the “40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch”. 44

Avani V. Patel, Staff Attorney Loyola University Chicago (B.B.A. Accounting and Human Resources Management, 2003), Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 2006), Chicago-Kent College of Law (L.L.M. Taxation, 2009). Accenture, (2007-2008), Law Offices of Hovde and Tufo, P.C. (2008-2009), Bruning & Associates, P.C. (2009-2010). Avani externed with CVLS while in law school and, after graduation, continued to handle a wide variety of cases as a volunteer. Hired in 2010, Avani serves as CVLS’“utility player” because of her familiarity with most CVLS case types and courtrooms. A member of the Chicago, Illinois State and Indo American Bar Associations, Avani speaks Gujarati. Benji Philips, Staff Attorney University of Texas at Arlington (B.S., Management Information Systems, 2002). DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2007). During law school, Benji was a member of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal. She interned with the Legal Assistance Foundation, researching general civil practice areas such as landlord tenant, bankruptcy, and divorce. She also clerked for Judge Nancy Katz in the Domestic Relations Division for two semesters, researching various family law issues. Benji joined Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as a staff attorney upon her admission to the Illinois bar in November 2007, working in all areas of general civil litigation, including chancery, domestic relations and probate. She is a certified mediator, competing the Center for Conflict Resolution’s 40 hour mediation certification program and was an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Benji is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, serving on the Legal Aid and Alliance for Women Committees. She also served on the Illinois Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services and is a member of the American Bar Association.

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Matthew Pollock, Community Relations & Development Coordinator Arizona State University, (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2005). Before joining CVLS in July 2007, Matthew worked as a mechanical engineer for 6 years in Chicago and Phoenix. While toiling in the world of big business he developed a desire to give back to the community and found his way to CVLS. His creative instincts mixed with a solid background using computer systems for both design and management made him a perfect fit to be our Community Relations & Development Coordinator. Working closely with the executive director to target new sources of funding, Matt coordinates Race Judicata®, writes grant proposals, and composes press and marketing materials as well as CVLS’ monthly newsletter. CVLS’ official webmaster, Matt helped to design and build, and continuously updates CVLS’ new and improved website.

in Boston. During law school and immediately afterward, Alecia served as a special education legal advocate. Alecia is Vice-Chair of the ISBA ChildLaw Section Council and is a member of the CBA’s Legal Aid Committee. She is a certified mediator and has completed the Center for Conflict Resolution 40 hour mediation certification program. Alecia is licensed in Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Rebekah Rashidfarokhi, Staff Attorney The University of Georgia (BBA—Marketing & B.A--Spanish, 2003). The University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 2007). Rebekah joined CVLS as a Staff Attorney in November 2007 working on family law, adult guardianship, and immigration cases. She currently handles mortgage foreclosure cases with CVLS’ Chancery Court Access to Justice Program. Prior to joining CVLS, Rebekah worked at an immigration clinic at the US-Mexico border, the United National Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) in Bogota, Colombia, and two international law firms in Madrid. She is fluent in Spanish and represents many of CVLS’ Hispanic clients. Rebekah is also a Director of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago chapter representative to the National Board of Directors of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), and a member of the Junior Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center. Veronica Rodriguez, Paralegal, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program Veronica Rodriguez worked as a law office manager before joining CVLS in April, 2006 as our clinic coordinator, where she managed our network of 22 neighborhood legal clinics. This year, as our new Chancery Court Access to Justice Program paralegal,Veronica helps administer CVLS’ mortgage foreclosure mediation program. Alecia R. Wartowski, Director, Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program University of Michigan (BA, Psychology & English, 1995). University of Wisconsin Law School (JD, 2003). Harvard Graduate School of Education (EdM, 1997). Alecia has served as the Director of the Guardian ad litem for minors program at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) since 2006. In this role, Alecia handles a caseload of GAL cases and supervises over 170 active volunteers handling GAL cases. She is also responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers to the GAL programs. Alecia comes to CVLS after serving as the Director of Family Law at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic (CGLA) where she handled contested divorce, custody, visitation, child support and guardianship cases for low income residents of Chicago. She comes to CVLS with years of experience working with low-income youth in Boston, Washington DC, and Madison, Wisconsin. Before law school, Alecia managed after-school and youth development programs for inner city girls 46

Natalie H. Weidemier, Staff Attorney, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A., Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies, 1999). DePaul College of Law (J.D., 2007). Natalie began volunteering with CVLS as a law student. After graduation, she joined a small family law firm representing clients in a variety of complex family law matters, with issues ranging from custody to domestic violence and the division of complex marital and non-marital estates. Interested in public interest law, Natalie returned to CVLS to work as a staff attorney for the Access to Justice Program where she represents pro-se litigants referred to CVLS by the Chancery Court and homeowners referred to the Circuit Court’s Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. In addition, Natalie provides extensive support to the programs volunteer attorneys. Natalie is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. EXTENDED PLACEMENT ATTORNEYS CVLS was fortunate this past year to have four exceptionally talented, energetic and CVLS missiondriven young attorneys, thanks to the generosity of their law firms. Joseph Carder Brigham Young University - Idaho (B.S. English, 2006), Boston University School of Law (J.D. 2009), Associate, Sidley Austin LLP Theodore Nissly University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Engineering, 2004), Washington University School of Law (J.D. 2009). Associate, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Washington DC. Jed S. Rosenkrantz University of Wisconsin (B.A. Psychology 2005), Boston College Law School (J.D. magna cum laude, 2009). Associate, Sidley Austin LLP Katherine S. Walton Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism (B.S. Journalism, 2006), University of Michigan (J.D. 2009). Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP, Chicago.

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Neighborhoo d Cl in ic s Adminstrative Office 100 N. LaSalle Chicago IL Eleni Apostolopoulos (student) Katlyn Buggy (student) Susan Bucaro (student) Yvonne Chin (student) Stacie V. Colston (student) Emilie Dion (student) Leo Feldman Megan Fossen (student) Richard L. Freeman Agnes E. Grossman Grace Ha (student) Katherine Harvalis (student) Janet L. Hermann Joel C. Jacobson Greg Jones (student) Kristin Keenan (student) Aaron LaRue Jordan H. Lippman Kyle Mahoney (student) Patricia McGill Laura Norris (student) Annie Poelstra (student) Peter Price (student) Lillian Ringel (student) Ankur Shah Jennifer Skoog (student) Daniel J. St. Onge (student) Paula M. Stergios Marc Ungar Emily Von Qualen (student) Kathleen Walsh Lindsay Weinberg (student) Marcia Banas Welcome Eric Welter (student) Afia Yunus (student) 48

American Immigration Lawyers Association Legal Clinic 100 North LaSalle St., Chicago IL Macarena Calabrese Kevin Dixler Monica Eav Marcos Gemoets Richard Hanus Bernadine Karge (co-chair) Kiki Khan Matthew Kriezelman (award winner) Lakshmi Lakshmanan (co-chair) Kurt Larsen Eric Ledbetter Beata Leja Emily Love Rochene McLinn Mary O’Leary Ann Peters Scott Pollock Gina Reynolds Rachel Rondy Brianna Sansone John Shine Derek Strain (co-chair) Eric Sutton Nancy Vizer Therese Yee Yongbing Zhang

Amicus Poloniae 5711 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL George Alex Peter Alex Marta Almodovar Lisa Boyd Peter Cahill Maria Czeczko Monika Danecka Denise DeBelle Mark Dobrzycki (PNA staff, clinic coordinator) Mark P. Douglass Erick Drobinski Emily Duerringer Amy Ezeldin Alexander Z. Fiedotjew (co-chair) Nicholas Figiel Lucas Figiel Iwona Filipiak Anna Frontczak Paulina Garga Robert P. Groszek (co-chair) Michele F. Hendrickson Fred A. Joshua Tomasz J. Kaczmarski Alicija Kapuscior Khalil Khalil Matthew Kriezelman Anna P. Krolikowska Piotr Krolikowski Marcy Labedz Leszkek Lis Andrew Maczek Michael Makowski Agnieszka Marta Milicka Konrad Matera Joanna Michalec

Jeffrey E. Miszczyszyn Agata Musial Tracy O’Dowd Adam Pindral Pawel Podczaski L. Steven Rakowski Elizabeth Rzymkowski (award winner) Ed Seward Tejas Shah Herbert J. Sillins Slawomir Skorupski Joanna Skupiewska-Morawska Zygmunt K. Sokolnicki Robin Ann Sowizrol Frank J. Spula (PNA, President) Sonia Stepien Elzbieta Stochleska Renata W. Szczygiel-Seward Juan Vaglienty (award winner) Monika Wozniczka Richard E. Zabelski Artur Zadrozny Mariusz P. Zdyrski

Asian American Legal Services Clinic 4753 North Broadway St., Chicago IL Antonio Cerda (paralegal/ award winner) Wendy Duplechain Anne H. Geraghty Helms John A. Husmann Deborah L. Jackson (sponsor) Vincent H. Kan Michael Kaskin Courtney Masini Abha Payndya (sponsor)

Stephen M. Proctor Steven J. Reynolds Raj N. Shah Tom M. Shin Huntern Shu Christopher Skey Sarah Wang (chair) Lena Wegner Kathryn K. Wycoff David S. Yoo

Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic 2141 S. Tan Ct., Chicago IL Andy Brabender Grace Chan (co-chair) Wilfred Chan Christine Chen Judy Chen Suzy Choi Michael Chu Sabina Chung Jade Cooper (award winner) Marion Cruz Lam Ho Steven Hunter (co-chair) Sharon Hwang Maria Kallmeyer Maria Kanemitsu Suleiman Khan Eric Ledbetter (award winner) Diana Lin Sibyl Medie Majorie Moore Shital Patel Syed Saghir Shannon Sankstone Anne Shaw (co-chair) Andrew Tsai

Gregory Wu Saeho Yi Ted Yi Minnie Yuen Gary Zhao

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Legal Clinic 4432 North Troy St., Chicago IL Terri Ahrens Kendra Allaband Warren Baker Matthew Bird Jeffrey Blumberg Timothy Casey Kathleen Cunningham David Frey Mark E. Furlane Leila Fusfeld Thad Gaines Thomas Gianturco Andrew Groesch (paralegal/ award winner) Laurie Holmes Veena Jain Nicholas Kopsian Amy Palmer (award winner) Stephen Patterson Jesse Ruiz Arthur Scheller Bertha Serrano (chair) Janet Short Aruna Subramanian Yesenia Villasenor-Rodriguez Adam Weinstock Andrew Weissman Daniel Werly (award winner)

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Neighborhoo d Cl in ic s First Congregational Church of LaGrange 100 South 6th Ave, LaGrange IL Larry Adkison Michael Boffa Annette Bogolin Brian Bosch Bill Bright (Program coordinator) Elizabeth Factor Gerald Granada (award winner) Kathleen K. Hoffman Christina Hynes-Mesco (chair) Michael A. Jarrick Michael Jurusik Rev. Hope Moloziay (sponsor) Rev. Katie Snipes Lancaster (sponsor)

Indo American Legal Clinic 6328 North California Ave., Chicago IL Ayesha Awar Kinnera Bhoopal Parag Bhosale Simran Bhatia Zheng Cao Navdeep Gill Neal Jagtap Kavitha Janardhan Kirtana Kalavapudi Prati Kandhuri Samira Nazem Sheetal Parikh Prerna Pasulka 50

Shama Patan Ashish Patel Shama Patel Madhu Purohit-Oza Vijay Raghavan Arjun Sarkar Tejas Shah (award winner/ co-chair) Molshree Sharma (award winner/co-chair) Elizabeth Sherman Raza Siddiqui Sufyan Sohel Priti Trivedi Anshuman Vaidya

Jane Addams Hull House Legal Clinic 100 North LaSalle St., Chicago IL Ingrid A. Howard Arnold Brianne M. Connell Daniel J. Connell Sarah Gangstad Christopher J. Moss (paralegal) Anna M. Panchenko (award winner) Shital Patel Stephen R. Patton Sasha Reyes (chair) Lauren E. Slomka Ann M. Spillane Sara Weinberg

JUF Community Legal Services 3003 West Touhy Ave., Chicago IL

K & L Gates / St. Peter’s Church Legal Clinic 110 West Madison St., Chicago IL

Precious Blood Church Legal Clinic 2411 West Congress Pkwy, Chicago IL

Steve Baron (chair) Scott Beller Stephen Berman Sima Blue (paralegal) Joshua Cohen Miles Cohen (award winner) Sherwin Gerstein Howard Golden Herbert Goldman Neal Goldstein Julie Halperin Lisa Ruby Herzberg Kenneth Hoffman Ted Jadwin Alla Karogodin Sharone Levy Melody Mokhtarian Ellen Morris Marc Primack Robert Romanoff Alan Satyr Ian Sherman Ricca Slone William R. Teitelbaum (award winner) Laurie Wasserman Gary Wigoda Robert Wigoda Joseph Wrobel (award winner)

Andy Andeasik Molly Breckenridge Mary Donners Noah Eisner Joshua Heidelman (chair) Michael Roth Robert Shannon Christian Stahl Michelle Taylor

Juanita Avila (paralegal) Lucy Gallegos (award winner) Fr. George Roy (sponsor) Bruce L. Zumstein (chair)

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell / St. Procopius Church Legal Clinic 1641 South Allport St., Chicago IL

Gregory L. Barton Dawn Blume Lindsay Dansdill Joseph Del Campo Sarah Flosi (chair) William T. Gibbs Claudia Granados (co-coordinator) Kendra Hampton Norman P. Jeddeloh Charles Jordan (co-coordinator) Russell Knight Beth A. Loeb Jose M. Ortega Bridget K. Orsic Cathy L. Rath Maria Elena Rodriguez (co-coordinator) Paul Ruscheinski Heidi Schmid Marlene Siedlarz Michael True Mollie Whitehead

Shereefat Balogun Patrick Gallagher (award winner) Myoka (Miki) K. Goodin (award winner) Derek E. Johnson (chair) Sylvia Juarez (sponsor) Amanda K. Kelly Andy Miller Christine Obrochta James Peterka Erin Peterson Geoffrey Radebaugh Daniel Rock

St. Clements Church Legal Clinic / Our Lady of Mercy Clinic 4432 North Troy St., Chicago IL

Schiff Hardin LLP / HOW Inc. Legal Clinic 1607 W. Howard Street, 2nd Floor Chicago IL Peter Bartoszek Jeffrey M. Bergman Airetta Ramey-Beverly Alan Boudreau Lorraine M. Buerger (co-chair) Steve Copenhaver Paul E. Dengel Katheryn S. Devine Monica Dillon (sponsor) Jessica Fender Nicholas J. Georgiton David C. Giles Auste Graham Paul E. Greenwalt, III Lawrence H. Heftman Ayad P. Jacob (chair) Jacob L. Kahn Molly Lynch E. Sylvia May (paralegal) Ann McDonald Robert J. Minkus Matthew B. Mock David Morris Ralph Morris Daniel Nixa Colin Proskel David S. Sattelberger Brooke Schaefer Britt Shawver Matthew Shiltz (co-chair) Doug Snodgrass Linda K. Stevens John E. Tanagho Ashley Thompson 51


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Neighborhoo d Cl in ic s Kelly M. Warner (award winner) Jeannice Williams Theresa Williams

Sidley Austin LLP/Hull House Uptown Legal Clinic 4520 North Beacon Street Chicago IL Angelyn Chester Patrick Croke Kevin Fee (Clinic Chair) Reena Jashnani Christine Kailus Laura Kolb April Lambert Brian Shull Constantine Trela, Jr. Lauren Wolf

The Ark Legal Clinic 6450 North California Ave., Chicago IL Howard Abrams Rochelle Adler (sponsor) Beth A. Alpert Ira Azulay Grant Bagan Jonathan Baum Lynne Aron Brody (sponsor) Jeffrey Calabrese Agi De Canniere (sponsor) Eric Check David Cutler Joel Davis Samuel Dotzler 52

Jason Dyme Ross Edwards (award winner) Arthur Ehrlich Edna Feldman (sponsor) Richard Feingold Leslie Fineberg Scott Frankel Adrienne Gershon Herbert Goldman Jason R. Gorczynski Richard Hanus Cori Hork (chair) Miriam Jacobson (sponsor) Thomas Joens Tye Klooster Jan Kodner Barry Lewis Stephen Libowsky Emily Litznerski Barry Pechter Jeremy T. Pfeifer Marcie Pickard Adam Picklin Howard Reich Aaron Rifkind George Sachs Lora Shapiro (sponsor) Jonathan Sherman David Solomon James Tiech Martin Tiersky Miriam Weinberger (sponsor) Victoria Yusim Hass, Ph.D. (sponsor)

Thunderdome Divorce Clinic 312 S. Plymouth Court Chicago IL Robert K. Arundale IV Jill C. Becker Lindsey V. Beukema Whitney L. Burkett Craig W. Colbrook Nicole A. Conatser Jon Galli Jonathan R. Gewurz Christopher J. Goebel Zoila R. Gonzalez Nathan F. Hamilton Matthew J. Hammer Laura E. Hartin Patrick M. Kalscheur Jacqueline M. Kontry Ryan S. Langrehr Kelvin O. Magee Allison R. Pawlicki Maria A. Petrone Tiffany M. Price Shannon C. Reifsteck Valerie R. Sherman

Trinity United Church of Christ 1915 West 95th Street Chicago IL Julie Bland-Carter (co-chair) (paralegal) Deidre Destia Cato Yolanda A. Chambliss (paralegal) Violet McGirth Clark LeNor Dandridge (paralegal) James T. Derico, Jr.

Ellen E. Douglass (co-chair) Sandra A. Enimil Ratino-Vincent Epps Samantha S. Fields Elizabeth Finnie (paralegal) Rochelle Francis (paralegal) Whitnie H. Gladden Paula J. Green Thayer J. Herte Michelle D. Hugghis Flagg Celeste K. Jones Karen L. Jones (co-chair) Kendell R. Kelly Jacqueline Lindsay Ethel Myles-Henderson Dollie Rahman Crystal L. Roberts Anita D. Robinson (paralegal) Nicole H. Rodriguez Gina M. Smith Modupe A. Sobo Kathryn R. Stell Jewel Thompson Brenda Tillman Dauser L. Tracy Eva L. Tripplett Karen C. Wallace Nikita N. Williams

Visitation Church Legal Clinic 843 West Garfield Blvd., Chicago IL Gwendolyn Anderson Vaughn Barber Barbara Burns Marco Cardenas, CMF (sponsor)

Christopher Clark J. Anthony Clark Daphne Everett (paralegal/ student) Terence Flynn Janet Good Kathleen Hayes (paralegal/ award winner) Adam Ingber Katherine Johnson Elaine Johnson William Jones Annette King (paralegal) Ed Madrigal (paralegal) Darlene Mitchell Corinne Morrissey Kathleen O’Rourke Markell Pool (law student) Jean Roche Anthony Schmitz Mary Anne Smith (chair) Monica Smith (paralegal) Dee Spiech (paralegal/ social worker) William Spielberger Virginia Ulaszek (paralegal) Peter Walford (award winner/ law student) Maria Guerreo (Liason/ Interpreter)

West Subrban PADS 324 North Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL Emily Aker (sponsor) Barbara R. Bellar Gerri A. Brauneis (co-chair) Gregory Catrambone Steven K. Covey C. Jackson Darnall Thelma Sue Davidson Roger J. French Melissa S. Fuechtmann Carl Gigante Mitchell A. Hendrickson James K. Howard Betsy Kadus Jennifer C. Karrson Carla A. Lawless (co-chair) Gilbert C. Lenz Louis M. Leone Dan Lesser Mark P. Loftus Ruth Masters Rosemary Mayka (paralegal) Gerald F. Murray Patience R. Nelson (co-chair) Dale M. Nowicki (paralegal) Sarah L. Olson Sara A. Paguia Stacey L. Prange Margaret M. Reynolds Terrie A. Rymer Linda Schueler (sponsor) Garrett A. Smith Richard Summins (paralegal) Catherine M. Towne Vashti O.Varnado (paralegal) Melissa Villalobos James P. Ziegler 53


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Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Holby Abern Gregory Abrams Dima Abuasabeh Narendra Acharya Stacey Acquavella Cheyne Adam Jean Adams Robert Adams Larry Adkison Heather Aeschleman Junaid Afeef John Ahern Diane Ainsworth Sarah Albrecht Ross Alexander Hassan Ali Jordan Allen David Altschuler Susan Alvarado Alfredo Alvarez Joseph Amarilio Kulsum Ameji David Anderson Stephen Anderson Elizabeth Anderson Noelle Ansley Rafi Arbel Bernard Armel Sara Arroyo Melody Ashby Candace Ashford Crystal Ashley Laura Ashmore Malika Assar Heermance Atief Rebecca Atkins Anne Autin Margaretha Ayers Y. Judd Azulay Gerald Baggot III 54

Miriam Bahcall Gary Bain Jeremy Baker Joseph Baldi Carmen Ballou James Bambrick Karen Bames Denise Banks Joseph Barber Thies Barrett Margaret Basch Steven Bashaw Diane Bauerle Nicole Bayer Kori Bazanos Kathryn Beck Nathaniel Beck, III Leonard Becker Mathew Becker Gregory Bedell Robert Beilfuss Gerald Bekkerman Brigitte Schmidt Bell Kelly Belovesick Josette Belvedere Ryan Bennett Jennifer Bennett John Benson Lindsay Bentivegna Mary Benz Michael Benz Irena Berezin Royal Berg Patricia Bergeson Michael Bergmann Daniel Bergrin Perry Berke Jay Berlin Stephen Berman Saray Bermeo

Alan Bernstein Matthew Bernstein Phillip Beverage Bonnie Bhatia Izabella Bielinska William Bila Theodore Birndorf Martin Bishop Beth Black Holly Blaine Jeffery Blehar Phillip Block Michael Block Mary Bluem Paul Blume Edgar Blumenfeld Timothy Boarini Jessica Boehm Erin Bognar Michelle Bogosh Heather Boice Shawn Bolger Stephen Bonebrake Thomas Borders Robert Boroff Mark Borsos Mellody Bose Matthew Botica Karen Botterud Karen Bowes Jerome Bowman Melissa Brabender Dorothy Brackett Joan Brandl Philip Brandt Lesley Braswell Coleman Braun Christian Bremmer Jeffrey Brend Stephanie Brennan

Terence Brennan Barbara Bressler Daniel Broadhurst Lita Brody Terrence Brooks Alvin Brooks, Jr. Tanille Brooks-Royston David Brown Jim Brown Kent Brown Anne Brown Abraham Brustein Marvin Brustin David A. Bryant, Jr. David R. Bryant Richard Buchanan Brian Budzicz David Buffen Andrea Buffington Jozef Bulat Catherine Burkhardt Adam Burnett Michael Burns Ian Burns Justin Burton Anna Bush Stephanie Butler Jessica Butterfield Bruce Buyer Michael Cainkar Vanessa Calabrese Hallie Caldarone Sharon Calhoun Michael Callahan Pepi Camerlingo Richard Campbell Robert Campobasso James Cannella Alia Caravelli Michael Carin

David Carrabotta Karen Carreras Paul Carroll Sheera Carthans Joseph Carver Paul Caughey Joseph Cavanaugh Daniel Cedarbaum Mikeal Chambers Mei Chan Flora Chan Michael Chance Jules Cherie Robert Cheris Robert Chio William Chittenden, III Justyna Chmielewska Timothy Christiana Val Chulamorkodt Pei Yuan Chung Nicole Churchill Scott Clar Claudia Clark Christopher Clark Robert Clarke Lara Cleary Benjamin Clinger Jared Cloud Shannon Cobe Marta Coblitz Tina Cohen Mitchell Cohen Bradley Cohn F. Marie Cole Sarah Cole Albert Coleman Amy Collins Lisa Colpoys Robert Comfort Ben Conley

Martha Conlin Richard Conser Jason Cook Alexis Cooper Thomas Cooper John Corbett Victoria Cosentino Daniel Coughlin N. Paul Coyle Michael Coyne Eugene Crane Susan Craven Derek Crimando Lona Crovetti Erin Cullen Kathleen Curler Kathleen Curtin Christopher Czwenic Robert Dachis Carlo D’Agostino Mirut Dalal Frederick Daley, Jr. William Dallas Diane Damico Jeffrey Dan Stefan Dandelles Monika Danecka Pamela Dangelo Kimberly Daniel Arthur Data, III Jeffrey David Lela Davis Peggy Davis Jonneida Davis Michael Debre Nancy DeBruin Rebecca DeCabooter Timothy Deffet Maria DeHowitt Pauline Dembicki 55


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Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Aaron DeMichael Kimberly Densmore Sonia Desai Mark Devane Mary Devlin Riccardo Di Monte Steven Dicker Bruce Dickman Sarah DiLorenzo Michael DiSantis Matthew Dixon Elfreda Dockery Michael Dockterman Michael Doerries Lawrence Dohman Martin Dolan Leo Dombrowski Otis Dominique Roselynn Don John Donahue Bruce Dorn Teresa Down John Doyle Patrick Doyle Trudy Doyle Selma D’Souza Sean Dudley David Duffy Rebecca Duggan Janna Dutton Tracey Duval Thomas Dwyer Mark Dym Ceylan Eatherton Larry Eaton Deborah Ebner Heidi Echols James Joe Edozie Ehsan Eftekhari Betsy Ehlen 56

Kara Eisen Noah Eisner Khaled Elkhatib Kenneth Elkins Catherine Elliott-Dunne Louis Elovitz Vera Elue Daniel Engel Karen Enright Mark Epstein Eve Epstein Stephen Erf James Erwin Gilberto Espinoza Jeffrey Esser (award winner) Katherine Exo Cynthia Farenga Dean Farley Matthew Farmer Cornelia Farmer Barbara Fasano Stephen Fedo Kevin Feeley Susan Feibus Christine Feil Edwin Feld Angelica Felix Penny Ferrigno Thomas Filarski Amanda Finelli Karl Fink Allison Fink Robert Fioretti Ariana Fisch Carli Fish Karen Fisher Lawrence Fisher Michelle Fisher Catherine Fitzsimmons Matthew Flamm

P. Andrew Fleming James Flores Jose Flores Suyon Flowers Fenton Foley, Jr. Kathleen Follenweider Andrew Foreman Richard Foster Tina Fox Andrew Frano Thomas Frederick Martin Freed Richard Freeman Catlin Friedemann Ross Friedman Susan Frischer Pradnya Gadgil Rayne Galbraith Jon Galli (award winner) Jennifer Gallinson John Gallo Benjamin Galloway Cynthia Gallup Columbus Gangemi, Jr. Amy Gardner Haskell Garfinkel Priti Garg Kalisa Gary Gordon Gault Thomas Gayle Jr. Ebba Gebisa Laura Geiger Holly Georgell Gina Gerardi Richard Gering Michael Gerstein Marianne Geula Tia Ghattas Douglas Giese Peter Gillespie

Godfrey Gillett David Gilmartin Patrick Ginty Christine Giovannelli John Goebel Jerome Goldberg Christina Goletz Sheldon Gomberg Marco Gomez Charles Goodbar David Gordon Barry Gordon Arnold Gough, Jr. Daniel Graham Gerald Granada T. Kellan Grant Max Green James Green, Jr. Veza Gregorio Lucyna Grobelski Kathleen Gros Jolie Grossberg Agnes Grossman Richard Grossman Michelle Grotto Danuta Gruszka Victor Gryniewicz Jeannie Gulczynski Jeffrey Gunn Julie Gunnigle Rajesh Gupta Rashmi Gupta G. Robert Guritz Samuel Gussis David Haase Robert Habib Nancy Hablutzel Gerard Haderlein Gregg Hague Luke Hajzl

Amy Halbrook Sherri Hale Juyon Ham Kristen Hamilton Robert Hamilton Bonnie Hannon Thomas Hanrahan Lynne Hans Laurence Hansen Craig Hanson Fredrick Harbecke John Harbst David Harding Orete Harkavy Maureen Harmon Sheila Harrell Maura Harrington H. Reed Harris William Harte Barry Hartstein Daniel Hartweg Michael Hassan Katerina Hatziavramidis John Hayes Timothy Hayes Helen Haynes Amy Haywood Kristen Hazel Brian Hector Dean Hedeker Amanda Heins Jordan Heinz John Held Mark Hellner Stephen Helm Angela Henderson John Hendrickson, Jr. Darlene Hennessy David Hepplewhite Michael Herbst

Lynn Herbstman Michele Hergert Hend Herman Eric Herman Janet Hermann Joseph Herndon Brian Hickey James Hickey Peter Higgins Andrea Hilbert Louis Hilfman Kathryn Hill Matt Hill Thomas Hill Frank Hill Brian Hindman Kathleen Hobbins Craig Hoffman Kathleen Hoffman Kenneth Hoffman Patricia Hogan Carol Holliday Neil Holmen David Holtermann Randi Holzman Marshall Hong Allen Hoover William Horn Denise Horne Joanna Horsnail Miles Horton LaKeith Hoskin Edward Houlihan Justine Hourihane Hugh Howard James Howard Kasia Howard Sara Howard Diana Hsu Qiqi Huang 57


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Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Brandon Hudson Kristen Hudson Gilda Hudson-Winfield Melissa Hunt James Hurst Mohib Husain Zafreen Husain Jeffrey Ingalls Forrest Ingram Samuel Isaacson Alena Ivanova John Jacobsen, Jr. Joel Jacobson Larry Jacobson Laurie Jaffe Shaum Jahnsale Neill Jakobe Jenica James Qasim Jami Joseph Janusonis Navin Jayaram Carolyn Jayne Thomas Jenkins, Jr. Eliot Jessop Mack Jilek Christopher Johlie Kathleen Johnson Kevin Johnson Dana Johnson Kimberly Johnson Gregory Johnson Aleka Jones Marcus Jones Gregory Jordan Bruce Jorgensen R. Howard Jump Tracy Jurgus Leigh Jurus Betsy Kadus Bennett Kahn 58

Ira Kahn Lilianna Kalin Scott Kalish Asja Kalnins Patrick Kalscheur Mustafa Kamal Lydia Kamerlink Shelby Kanarish Devendra Kane Frederick Kaplan Richard Kapnick Paul Karoll Angela Karras Neboyskey Suni Kartha Gilda Karu Joel Kasanov Ghanim Kassir Shariq Kathawala Bill Katris Kevin Katsis Jefferey Katz Sarah Kaufman Thomas Kaufmann, Jr. Karen Kawashima Vazken Kazandjian Heidi Keenan Heather Keil Francis Keldermans Michael Kelleher Martha Keller Kathleen Kelley John G. Kelly John P. Kelly Raymond Kelly Matthew Kelly Anna Kempisty Anne Kennedy Robert Kent Robert Kielian Jennifer Kim

Anne-Marie Kinahan Jennifer King Timothy King David Kingsbury Kyle Kinzy Lara Kirts Karen Kitover Linda Klama John Klawans Eugene Klein Ralla Klepak Kenneth Knight, Jr. John Knopic Mark Kocol Daniel Koen Raymond Kolak Lawrence Korrub Brian Krantz Michael Krashin Robert Kreisman Clinton Krislov Jonathan Krit William Krucks Philip Kunz Brian Kurtz Kathleen Kuta Bethaney LaFave Puja Lakhani William Lamborne Erin Lamm Michelle Lammers Forrest Lammiman Karen Lamont Robert Lang Susan Langlotz Christopher Langone Robert Lannan David Lanzer Howard Lapin Robert Lapointe

Michelle Lawless Zachary Lawrence Mark Laws Kristen Lay Nancy Lazar Richard Leamy, Jr. Josh Leavitt Robin LeDanne Harry Lee Helen Lee Ronda Lee Jung Lee Sara Lee David Lehman Ann Leiner Marvin Leiner Charles LeMoine H. Thomas Lenz James Leven Jennifer Levine Samuel Levine Lawrence Lewis Mark Lichtenfeld Ebone’ Liggins Juliette Lilie Lisa Lilly Anna Lima Leticia Limon Diana Lin Michelle Lin Marketa Lindt Magdalena Lipka Brian Livermore Mark Loftus Denise Loftus Jeffrey London William London Cheryl Longstreet Scott Longstreet Diana Lopez

Kevin Lougachi Jerome Lubelchek Jonathan Lubin Isidro Lucas Jennifer Lutzke Thomas Lynch John Lyons Adam Lysinski T. Alexis MacDowall Heather Macklin Dana Madden Ashanti Madlock (award winner) Alexander Mahler Mark Majewski Raymond Makowski Stephen Malato Katie Malizia Leonard Malkin Sherwin Malkin Carole Mallen Philip Mandell Donald Manning Howard Mardell Michelle Marek Marvin Margolis Robert Markfield Paul Markoff, IV Jennifer Markovich Evelyn Marsh Kimberley Marsh Garrett Marshall Carl Marsico Kristine Martens Kevin Martin Maria Martinez Viviana Martinez Molly Marx Veronica Masaitis Suzanne Massel

Douglas Masters Barbara Mathisen Janet Maxwell-Wickett Ada Mbeledogu Warren McBride Kevin McCanna Thomas McCarthy Melissa McCaulley Elizabeth McCloy Arthur McColgan, II Gregory McConnell Paula McConnell Megan McCormick Heather McDermott Michelle McDonald John McDonald Timothy McGonegle Jan McGrath Todd McLawhorn Rochene (Jo-An) McLinn Raymond McMurtry Ryan McNamara Robert McNish, Jr. Sibyl Medie Mark Meister Michael Melbinger Lesley Melega Melissa Melsher Fran Mendelson Freda Merritt Nicolas Mesco Carolyn Metnick Roger Metz Pamela Meyerson Greg Miarecki Josephine Miceli Ronald Michel Katy Mickelson Melissa Mickey Laurie Mikva 59


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Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Anne Miles Joshua Miller Matthew Miller Theresa Miller LuAnn Minogue Enrico Mirabelli Philip Miscimarra Christina Mobley Richard Moenning Alan Molotsky Ira Moltz Eileen Momblanco Anthony Monaco Annette Montalvo Barry Morgen Joseph Moriarty William Moroney Hal Morris Sandy Morris Ellen Morris John Morrissey Matthew Morrissey Thomas Morrissey Anthony Morrone Peter Morse Jeanne Moulthrop Stefan Mozer Kristen Mueller John Mulvey Laura Muma Christopher Murphy Rosalie Murphy Daniel Murray Gerald Murray Kimberly Musick Erin Myers Audrey Myers Gillian Nagler Terry Nampel David Nani 60

Jeremy Nash Brett Natarelli John Naughton Heather Neaveill Kristi Nelson Joseph Nelson Meghan Nemeth Alan Nesburg Brant Newgard Norman Newman Grace Newton Erik Newton Rebecca Ng Dao Ngo Anthony Nguyen (award winner) Kristin Nichols Timothy Nickels Jennifer Nijman Martha Norman Christopher Nowotarski Beth Nussbaum Amanu Nwaomah Ronald Nye Dana O’Brien Violet O’Brien Richard O’Brien, Jr. James O’Connor Joseph O’Connor Sarah O’Connor Clyde Ogg, Jr. Kelly Ognibene Grace Oh Cindy O’Keefe Carol Olbinsky Robert Olian Haydee Olinger David Olmstead Nabil Olomi Allyson Olson

Cassiopeia Olson Robin Omahana Mary O’Neil Stuart Opdycke Daniel O’Rourke Radusa Ostojic Lucas Otto Jeffrey Oudsema Kevin Owens Patrick Owens Bobby Owens Randall Oyler Terry Oznick Brenda Pacouloute Diane Padilla Analisa Padilla Lisa Pagel Kevin Pak James Palmatier Walter Palmer, III Lynn Palmgren Gus Paloian Daniel Pappano Gregory Pardini Roma Parikh Samuel Park Harriet Parker Mark Partridge Avani Patel Shannon Patel Denise Patton Carolynne Paulsen Tamara Paulun Lynn Pavalon Timothy Payne James Payonk, Jr. William Pecquet Geraldine Peeples Julene Perbohner Jesus Perez

Rosa Perez Laureen Perez Steven Perlis Randall Peters Mark Petrolis Andrew Pfau Jon Pfeffer Brett Pfeifer George Pfeifer Tracy Pfeiffer Jonathan Pfleeger Joseph Phelps Cherie Phillips Joseph Pieper Steven Pietrick Rosalba Pina Jerome Pinderski, Jr. Julie-Ann Piotrowski-Govreau Kalpana Plomin Paul Plotnick Jeffrey Pochowicz Kristina Polizzi E. King Poor Daniel Pope Debbie Popowski Cecil Porter, III Amanda Portes Carolyn Potamitis Peter Poulos Melinda Power Joseph Pozen Guy Prihar Gary Prior Erin Pritchard Kenneth Purcell Serena Puri Tricia Putzy William Quiceno Matthew Quick Carmen Quinones

Jeffrey Rabin Mihaela Raicu Zachary Raimi Michael Raines Raj Rajaram David Rallo Edward Rampson John Ramsey Mark Rasmussen Edward Reda, Jr. Shruthi Reddy Margaret Reetz Rodney Reeves Charles Rego Joseph Reiben Donna Reisman Donald Rendler-Kaplan David Reyes Margaret Reynolds Margaret Rhiew Saundra Rice Swalitha Richardson Aaron Rifkind Mark Riley Berton Ring M. Bart Rinn Anthony Ritrovato Bradley Ritter Ferlillia Roberson Michael Roberts Sue Roberts-Kurpis Delores Robinson Kiley Rodger Maria del Carmen Rodriguez Steven Roeder Renee Roffle James Rohlfing Kimberly Romain John Ropiequet Neil Rosenbaum

Jeffrey Ross Jean Rothbarth Jonathan Rothschild Michael Rotman Steven Rouse Joseph Rousseau Howard Rubin Mark Rubin David Rubman Lawrence Ruder Charis Runnels Theodore Russell Michael Ruszkowski Gregory Ryckman William Ryder Terrie Rymer Margaret Ryznar Geoffrey Sabin Rana Salti Sally Saltzberg Edward Samuelson Derek Samz Thomas Sanchez Daniel Sanders David Sanes Brianna Sansone Michael Santoro Dena Saper LaVerne Saunders Karen Scanlan Rudy Schade Joel Schaps Joel Schechter Deborah Scheck Marc Scheinbaum Eliot Schencker Donald Schiller Robert Schlacks, Jr. Erin Schlee Andrea Schleifer 61


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Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Daniel Schlessinger Jill Schmieder Ruth Ann Schmitt Catherine Schneider Steven Scholes Devlin Schoop Erich Schork Scott Schreiber Norman Schroeder Jennifer Schroeder Stephen Schulte Stephen Schwab Stanley Schwartz Sharon Scott (award winner) Christine Scott-Hayward David Seligman Richard Seligman Sherese Shabazz Michael Shacter Grace Shaff Ajay Shah Payal Shah Wayne Shapiro Bernadette Sharp Stephen Sharp Joanna Sharp Kenneth Shaw Andrew Shelby Debbie Shepard Daniel Sherman Thomas Shero Tom Shin Gregory Shinglman Joseph Shipley Nicole Shoemaker Alice Shorts Christopher Shurland Sofia Sianis Saadia Siddique Edward Siegel 62

Ralph Silver Arthur Simon Barry Simon John Simon Jeannine Sims Jennifer Simutis Mpoli Simwanza-Johnson Donald Singer Larry Singer Nathaniel Sinn Vasilios Siomos Dana Siragusa Susan Sitter Bogdan Skoskiewicz Daniel Slattery Kimberly Slider Mary Smigielski Zane Smith John Smith Samuel Smith Julia Smolka Joan Smuda Roman Sobon Jean Soh James Sojoodi Michael Solock Leena Soni Cindy Soper Matthew Sorem Teresa Sorrentino Konstatinos Sparagis Deborah Spector Matthew Speiser Brent Sroda Michael Stanko Anna Stanley Mark Starchman Lawrence Stark Thaddeus Stauber Scott Stein

Catherine Sterge Paula Stergios Gregory Stern William Sternberg Jason Stetz Colleen Stevenson Rodney Stewart S. Ronald Stone Matthew Stonecipher Jeffery Story Debra Stover Betty Strama Kristen Streeter Andrew Strimaitis Ellen Strizak Jon Stromsta Beth Stroup Kartika Sujdak Susan Sullivan Monica Sullivan Peter Sullivan Daniel Sullivan George Sullivan Jr. Mary Sump Philip Suse Gerald Szymanski Cory Tadlock Masaru Takiguchi David Tanaka Brian Tanenbaum Fredric Tannenbaum Joseph Tardif Donald Tarkington Martin Tasch Christie Tate Kenneth Taube Wendy Taube Kevin Tehrani Slava Tenenbaum Francis Tennant

Alexander Terras Rebecca Terry Jonathan Tew Barrett Thies Daniel Thomann Yolanda Thomas Susan Thompson Julie Thompson Jonathan Thompson Kristina Thomsen Charles Thomson Sarah Throckmorton Eric Tibbs Ted Tierney Joseph Tilson Maricar Tinio Chris Titcomb Chris Tkach Rachael Toft Adam Tondryk James Toohey Jeff Torres Tiffany Tracy Tracy Treger John Troth Dale Turner Loren Turner Agatha Tuzar Joseph Tylutki Marc Ungar Mark Unterberger Jed Untereker Shilpi Upadhyaya Jeffrey Urdangen Geoffrey Vance Carl Vandenberg James Vanderwoud Matthew Vasconcellos Jacquelyn Vengal Jaya Venkataramani

Michael Vernon Steven Verr Eliina Viele Melissa Villalobos Brent Vincent Rishi Vohra A. Delmar Vouziers Leewaiwai Wacek Audrey Wade Bobbie Wadsworth Steven Wagner Janet Wagner Thomas Waldron III Linda Walker William Walker Brian Walker, O.P. Toni Wallace Ann Walsh Kristy Walsh Matthew Walsh M. Jacqueline Walther Eunice Ward Dorothy Ward Kelly Warnick Reuben Warshawsky Cheryl Warzynski Robert Watson David Waxman Jessica Webb Bryan Webster Kathrin Wedel (Diaz-Perez) Jennifer Weed Christopher Wehrman Neal Weinfield David Weininger Mark Weisman Jay Weisman John Weiss Ariel Weissberg David Welch

Kenneth Wexler David White John Wickert Raymond Wigell Ryan Williams Eric Williams Linda Willis Todd Wincek Jodi Wine Molly Winkelman Michel Winkelstein Robert Winter Daniel Winters Tanya Witt James Wognum Paul Wojcicki Benjamin Wolff John Wolff Theresia Wolf-McKenzie Gregg Wolpoff Thomas Woodrow Tess Woods Richard Wray Heather Wright Benjamin Wright Helena Wright Andre Wrighte Joseph Wrobel Kathryn Wycoff Gross John Wylie Michael Yanovsky Jessica Yarbrogh David Yen Saeho Yi Ethan York Dawn Young Timothy Young Richard Zabelski Flora Zaitseza Cheryl Zalenski 63


Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Akram Zanayed Robert Zapinsky Joe Zarlengo Laura Zaroski Angela Zeman Stephanie Ziemba Renee Zipprich Jeanette Zissis

Gary L. Schlesinger Ilene E. Shapiro Helen Sigman Alan J. Toback Errol Zavett

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Panel

Nadine Abrahams Mary Adams Shermin Ali Anna Anderson Jeffrey Apel Kathryn Ashton Megan Bach Sherefat Balogen Robert Bartl Jr. Sylvia Bateman Catherine Battin Wesley Becker Phillip Beverage Monique Bhargava Jessica Blaemire Heather Boice Mary Jo Boldingh Karen Bowes Thomas Brewer Sarah Bryan Erin Buechler Mark Burkland Jennifer Burnette John (Jack) Butler Michael Cabonargi Hallie Calderone Alia Caravelli Eric Carlson Michael Chance Margaret Curtis Hannon

Carroll A. Barry Miles N. Beermann Paul S. Braun Muller Davis Robert K. Downs Joy M. Feinberg H. Joseph Gitlin David I. Grund James T. Haddon Michael R. Hasselberg Burton S. Hochberg Alan D. Hoffenberg David H. Hopkins Larry R. Kane Steven R. Lake Jerome S. Levin Howard Levine David H. Levy Dorene Marcus Carlton R. Marcyan Robin R. Miller Sandra Murphy Floyd N. Nadler David P. Pasulka James B. Pritikin Howard H. Rosenfeld Donald C. Schiller 64

Guardian Ad Litem of Minors Panel

Panel Referr al Progr am Arthur (AJ) Data III Susan DeCostanza Jennifer L. Dlugosz Dan Dominguez Folarin Dosunmu F. Ellen Duff Shelley Dufford Rena Breanne Dunn Brian Emeott Rob Felker Jill Felkins Joan Fencik Julia Floyd Misti Floyd Staci Frens Rose Gallagher Amy Gardner Steffanie Garrett Jennifer Genzler Genie Gillespie Godfrey Gillett Catherine Goldhaber T Kellan Grant Mark Greer Agnes (Agi) Grossman Jennifer Groszek Heidi Groulx Marie Halpin Blake Hanson Petal Harris Mary Hasse Jeffrey Heller Laverne Hill Katarzyna Homenda Shannon Howell-Hibser Charlotte Huffman Amelia Hyde Matthew Jackson Jenica James Dean M. Jeske

Simul Jhaveri Dana Johnson Angela Kaul Carly Jones Kimberly Kayiwa Alan Kelly Troy Kleckey Anne Koday Candice Korkis Thomas Labuda Julie Land Sharone Levy Katy Lewis Katherine Licup Joseph Lombardo Melanie Lymon-Harris Bryan Maguire Robin Maher Kenneth Mallory Mary Kay Martire Aicha MacCarthy Gerard McInnis William (Bill) Melichar Shelley Merkin Kimberly Mitchell Ann Moder Janice Morrison Mike Mulcahey Gillian Nagler Tiana Nell Jodi Newman Katherine Nye Kelly Ognibene Donna Otis Jeffrey Oudsema Jesse Outlaw Sara Paguia Caroline Paulson Allison Pawlicki Maria Petrone

Carol Poplawski Robert Purcell Steve Raminiak Rebecca Ray Jennifer Rhoades Jean Rothbarth Delisa Russel Karen Scanlan Carla Scarsella Jennifer Schabinger Elizabeth (Bess) Schenkier Christine Schneible John Schreiner Jennifer Schroeder Kimberly Searcy Jeremy Segal Jason Selvey Monica Sholar Sharon Sintich John Smith Lauren Solomon Teresa (Terri) Sorrentino Robert Stavins Sallie Stiens Erik Swanson Nora Tauke Sarah Throckmorton Ted Tierney Diana Tremback Ehiman Uwida Stephanie Vasconcellos Michelle Vernon Sara Weinberg Angela Whiteside-Smith Bradley Wilson Linn Wisnoskey Tanya Witt Sandra Wortham Kathryn Wycoff Gross

Kathy Zambrano Emily Zapatocny

Guardian Ad Litem of Adults Panel Jean A. Adams Adebayo O. Adesina Cassandra Arnell Sara Arroyo Thomas J. Augspurger Karina Ayala-Bermejo Joseph W. Barber Barbara J. Bell Elise J. Beyer Shirley Birts Jessica R. Blaemire Phillip J. Block Courtney A. Boho Marincsin Mary Jo Boldingh Lesley A. Braswell Thomas E. Brewer Richard F. Burke Jessica Butterfield Hallie Diethelm Caldarone Edward E. Campbell Susan A. Capra Alia M. Caravelli Karen L. Carroll Brent I. Carter Deborah Glaser Chagal Pei Yuan Chung Peter F. Clancy Colleen Clare Robert A. Clifford Jerilyn Cohen Deborah B. Cole Sarah M. Cole Alan Cook 65


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Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Robert G. Cooper Ricardo E. Cortez Katrina A. Crafton Kathleen E. Curler Cindy Cutler Sarah E. Dale Barbara DeCoster John Del Gaudio Michael DeLaney Larry Devens Mary M. Devlin Leah M. Drennan Sean P. Driscoll Juliette G. Duara Lara A. Duda Charles W. Duncan, Jr. Colin H. Dunn Kevin P. Durkin Ann Elgin Thomas Elkins Mark B. Epstein Eve C. Epstein Sanaz Esfahani Roberta Evans E. Garnet Fay Angelica M. Felix Carla D. Fiessinger Sarah L. Flosi Sherryl A. Fox Michelle Francis Paul Franciszkowicz Lenore D. Franckowiak Andrew Fromm Eileen Gamberdino John S. Ganz Ruben M. Garcia Gregg Garofalo Gordon F. Gault Thomas H. Gayle Jr. Ellen B. Gill 66

Demetria Glover W. Terrence Godbolt Thomas A. Goldrick Serena J. Gondek T. Kellan Grant Agnes (Agi) Grossman Michelle J. Grotto Jennifer L. Guimond-Quigley Valli V. Gupta Kimberly M. Halvorsen Kathleen A. Hanley Mary Hasse Frank A. Hauenschild Matthew R. Hays Amy Haywood Keith A. Hebeisen Jordan M. Heinz Shannon S. Hibser Jeffrey Hlava Evelyn J. Hoffmann Patricia K. Hogan David T. Holtermann MacKenzie A. Hyde Maria J. Jaffe Patricia L. Janecki Dana Z. Johnson Jacqueline R. Jones Melissa R. Junge Betsy Kadus John T. Karnezis Robert L. Kealy Walter Keane Linda R. Klama Daniel J. Koen Meredith L. Krannich Anna P. Krolikowska Jeffrey J. Kroll Michael S. Krzak Melanie L. Kushnir Charmaine C. La Chapelle

Michelle M. Lammers Howard B. Lapin Elizabeth Lawhorn Nancy Lazar Joanna M. Lekkas Lori G. Levin Jayme Levin-Muriel Kathleen Ley Karen S. Li Andrew Ligas Esther H. Lim Denise M. Loftus Claudette Loiacono Jody Lowenthal Rachel A. Lynch Carole J. Mallen Jennifer E. Markovich Maria M. Martuccio Katharine S. Mascarenhas Suzanne D. Mattler Timothy J. Maun Jerome Maynard Amy E. McCarty Bonnie McGrath Maura M. McIntyre Jenny McMahon Shannon M. McNulty Ron E. Meisler Judy A. Menkin Freda R. Merritt Sylvia Michas Steven Mihajlovic Robin K. Mills D. Rebecca Mitchell Ainsley G. Moloney Joseph T. Monahan Pamela A. Morales Jody W. Moran Paul Napolski Brian T. Nash

Rebecca Ng Dan P. Noonan Carrie E. O’Brien Cindy J. O’Keefe Kathleen J. O’Rourke Helen Istvan Odom Carol D. Olbinsky Kristen A. Opaczewski Jason Ornduff Lynne Ostfeld Donna L. Otis Jesse Outlaw Anna M. Panchenko Tamara M. Paulun Kyra Payne Marcie Pickard Joseph W. Pieper Michael Pisani Elizabeth A. Pitrof Ruth A. Pivar Megan M. Price Thomas K. Prindable Monica M. Quinn Mihaela L. Raicu Shirley A. Ramadani Steve Raminiak Nora H. Ramirez-Matranga Louis Allen Reiff Cathleen X. Reynolds Susan H. Rider Patricia Ann Roets Lesa Rosenthal Moskowitz Dabeer M. Roshanali Steven O. Ross John M. Rougeau Terrie A. Rymer Deborah M. Scheck Elizabeth Schenkier Heidi I. Schmid Peter J. Schmiedel

Lisa T. Scruggs Kimberly D. Searcy Elizabeth M. Seward Brian S. Shallcross Bogdan Skoskiewicz Zygmunt K. Sokolnicki Catalina Soto Nancy Spain John W. Spoeri Craig J. Squillace Robert A. Strelecky Susan Kennedy Sullivan Norma Sutton Alessandra V. Swanson Mary C. Sweeney Patrick Sylvester Sandra Thiel Jonathan A. Thompson Kari A. Timm Rachael N. Toft Timothy S. Tomasik John Turchan Marc Ungar Ehiman D. Uwidia Diane N.Valos Sandra L.Vasher Earl A.Vergara Michael A.Vernon Joel Vietra Kristy Walsh Robert P.Walsh Kathleen Rend Ward Cheryl A. Warzynski Michael W. Weaver Carolyn E. Welch Ryan Wilkins Sheri Willard Denise Williams Stephen D. Williamson Tanya Witt

Cathy C.Yu Ethan C. Zelizer Amy Ziolkowski Renee Zipprich

Chancery Court Access to Justice Program Aurora Abella-Austriaco Stanley Adelman Shari Albrecht Dan Alic David Almeida Thomas Augspurger Audrey Avila Michael Bankhead Joseph Barber Michael Baron Steven Bashaw Daniel Bass Lindsay Bentivegna Daniel Bergrin Rachel Blake (award winner) Robert Blinick Edgar Blumenfeld Paul Bond Mark Borsos Lesley Braswell Thomas Brewer Lloyd Brooks Joel Brosk Jerry Brown Joel Brown Ian Burns Jessica Butterfield Richard Campbell Renee Carmody Joseph Carver 67


Panel Referr al Progr am

Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Aaron Chaet Jules Cherie Val Chulamorkodt Sarah Clanton Joanna Collias Christopher Coulson David Cushwa Priya Dadlani Ann Day Simon Deery Aaron DeMichael Bruce Dickman Matthew Dixon Brion Doherty Otis Dominique Todd Domjan Dan Dorfman Sameer Doshi Kevin Dreher Carl Dreyer Jr. Kelli Dudley Christina Dulay Martin Duncan Michael Duval Tracey Duval Scott Early Ryan Evans Katherine Exo Dean Farley Arlene Farolan Amanda Fayne Stephen Fedo John Floss Spenser Friel David Froylan Nika Gembicki Ellen Gill Kevin Glynn Larry Goldman Christina Goletz 68

Adam Goodman Kelly Guzman (award winner) Sherri Hale Steven Hamilton Daniel Harris Robert Hayes Benjamin Heal Christina Henk (award winner) Janet Hermann Jeffrey Hlava Michael Houston Jaime Hovey Thomas Hurka Liane Jackson Joel Jacobson Donald Johnson Lisa Johnson Bryan Johnson Rowschaun Jones Mustafa Kamal Kevin Kamraczewski Karen Kawashima Roger Kiley John Kincaid David Kingsbury Jason Knapp Daniel Koen Charmaine La Chapelle William Lamborne Karen Lamont Aaron LaRue Frances Lepic Samuel Levine Gilbert Liss Mischelle Luckett Stephen Malato Jennifer Markovich Thomas Marrinson

Barbara Mathisen Albert Matthews William Mayer J. McComb Gregory McConnell Anthony McGee Laura McKinney Todd McLawhorn Philippe Melin Denise Mercherson Michael Meyer Philip Miscimarra Richard Moenning David Money Pamela Morales Mark Moreno Loren Morris Janice Morrison Kevin Morrow Lolade Mustapha Gordon Nash Jr. Kristi Nelson David Neville Ted Nissly Dan Noonan Gregory Norrod Jessica O’Brien Timothy O’Connor Joseph Olstein Donna Otis Brian Owen Barry Owen Patrick Owens Bobby Owens Kimberly Padjen Allyson Paflas Caroline Palmer Lisa Parsons Mary Catherine Pastoret Andrew Patton

Richard Pearl Perry Perelman Kalpana Plomin Carol Poplawski Mihaela Raicu Scott Rauscher Michael Reagan Aaron Rifkind John Roeser Ellis Rosenzweig Jeremy Rothstein Mitchell Rovner Lucille Rowels David Rudolph Charis Runnels Andrew Ryerson Michael Sachs Jill Schmieder Emma Scott Ankur Shah Payal Shah Konrad Sherinian Joseph Shipley John Shugrue Kelly Sibert Saadia Siddique Nathaniel Sinn James Slater Cindy Soper Tiffany Sorge Smith (award winner) Amanda Spikes Anna Stanley Mikal Stole Timothy Storm Donald Sullivan Steve Szczepanski Gerald Szymanski Cory Tadlock Michael Tannen

Wendy Taube Francis Tennant Yolanda Thomas Steven Tomasic David Trailov Shannon Travis Rosa Tumialan Christopher Turner Shilpi Upadhyaya Carl Vandenberg James Vanderwoud Jaya Venkataramani Rishi Vohra A. Delmar Vouziers Kathy Waters Jennifer Weed Elizabeth Wei Adam Whiteman Matthew Wolski Andre Wrighte Saeho Yi Angela Zeman Edward Zulkey

The Circuit Court of Cook County Foreclosure Mediation Program Aurora Abella-Austriaco Jody Adler Ross Alexander Karin Anderson Francine Atkins Lee August Audrey Avila Christopher Barton Sylvia Bateman Kori Bazanos Josette Belvedere

Lindsay Bentivegna Mary Benz Bonnie Bhatia Deborah Borman John Brennan Joseph Bruno Elizabeth Butler Lori Chacos Deborah Chagal Sean Chaudhuri Amanda Chelsey Joan Clay Stephen Cleary Nicole Conatser Ricardo Cortez Harriet Croke Patrick Czuprynski Aaron DeMichael Robert DeVries Ivy Dilworth Otis Dominique Aurora Donnelly John Eggum John Elias Thomas Emalfarb Ronald Fiesta Patricia Florio Ericka Foster Gail Friedman Ira Friedman Peggy Gelman Jonathan Gewurz James Gillespie Clarinda Gipson Patricia Gladden Temra Gold Larry Goldman Zoila Gonzalez Daniel Gonzalez Sara Gordon 69


Pa n e l Refe rral Progr am Nathaniel Gordon Jeffery Hagen Jamila Hernandez Anne Hersemann Shannon Hibser Susanne Hollander Diane Hornstein Keith Horton Ted Jadwin Daniel Janes Elaine Johnson Joni Johnson Christopher Kane James Karela Michael Karnuth Daniel Koen Charmaine La Chapelle Mark Laws William Lazarus Nicole Lebeau Angie Lee Soojae Lee Eliis Levin Jennifer Lutzke Kathleen MacKay Jennifer Markovich Viviana Martinez Barbara Mathisen Teresa McCall Joseph McCarty Todd McLawhorn Harold Meerbaum Pamela Meyerson Barbara Miller James Miller Ellen Morris Rebecca Morrissey Philip Murante

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John Murphy Laura Musick Lolade Mustapha Shamla Naidoo Erik Newton Geroge Oparanozie Donna Otis Kelly Parfitt Mary Catherine Pastoret Laureen Perez Agnes Prindiville Shirley Ramadani Rhonda Reed Tony Relys William Reynolds Kathleen Robson Patricia Roets Lucille Rowels Denise Russo Abdullah Sallah Dena Saper Melissa Schmidt Raul Serrato Jr. Payal Shah Rebecca Shanaman Kenneth Shaw Tracy Shine Jeannine Sims Bogdan Skoskiewicz Evon Solms Colleen Stevenson John Stimson Eric Sutton Cory Tadlock Catherine Taylor Mable Taylor Valerie Trabaris Carl Vandenberg

Independe nt Audit ors’ Rep ort Peggy Wallace Kathleen Walsh Casandra Watson Sabrina Wilkins-Brown Linda Willis Joyce Wixson Angela Zeman Lingzhi Zhao John Zinke Jr. Edward Zulkey Richard Zulkey

To t he Bo a rd o f D irect ors Chica go V olun tee r Lega l Serv ice s Foun dati on Chica go, Ill inois

We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (a not-for-profit corporation) as of June 30, 2010 and 2009, and the related statements of activities, functional expenses, and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organization’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation as of June 30, 2010 and 2009, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Taglia & Associates, P.C. September 23, 2010

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Statem ents of Cash Flows

Stateme n ts of F ina ncial Pos ition

F is ca l Yea rs En ded Jun e 30, 2010 a nd 2009

Jun e 30, 2 0 1 0 a n d 2 0 0 9

2010

2009

A SSETS Current Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents $ Prepaid Expenses Short-Term Investments Contributions and Other Receivables Total Current Assets Property and Equipment: Furniture, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements Less: Accumulated Depreciation ( Total Property and Equipment - Net Other Assets: Long-Term Investments Security Deposit Total Other Assets Total Assets $

2010

2009

OPE RATI NG ACTI V ITIE S 329,057 $ 75,782 603,771 71,015 1,079,625

133,895 111,265 ) ( 22,630

363,651 4,414 368,065 1,470,320 $

275,924 66,006 601,369 72,750 1,016,049

133,895 95,342 ) 38,553

306,212 4,414 310,626 1,365,228

L IABILITIES A ND NE T A SSE T S Current Liabilities: Accounts Payable $ Accrued Payroll Taxes Accrued Employee Benefits Deferred Revenue Redeposits Payable Total Current Liabilities

816 $ 306 30,000 76,750 19,979 127,851

15,140 663 29,600 73,918 20,026 139,347

Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets $

917,501 98,419 326,549 1,342,469 1,470,320 $

826,582 72,750 326,549 1,225,881 1,365,228

Increase in Net Assets: $ Adjustments to Reconcile Increase in Net Assets to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Depreciation Net Unrealized and Realized (Gains)/ Losses on Investments ( (Increase)/Decrease in Assets: Contributions and Other Receivables Prepaid Expenses ( Increase/(Decrease) in Liabilities: Accounts Payable ( Accrued Payroll Taxes ( Accrued Employee Benefits Deferred Revenue Redeposits Payable ( Net Cash Used by Operating Activities

116,588

$

173,793

15,923

17,708

34,579 )

88,428

1,735 9,776 ) (

49,881 18,316 )

14,324 ) 357 ) 400 ( 2,832 47 ) 78,395

2,971 457 10,400 ) 14,860 732 320,114

577,247 602,509 ) ( – ( 25,262 ) (

898,077 1,081,194 ) 1,151 ) 184,268 )

53,133 275,924 329,057 $

135,846 140,078 275,924

INV ES TI NG ACTI V ITIE S Proceeds from Sale of Investments Purchase of Investments ( Purchase of Property and Equipment Net Cash Used by Investing Activities ( Net Increase/(Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents Beginning Cash and Cash Equivalents Ending Cash and Cash Equivalents $ The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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Statem e nts o f A ctiv itie s F iscal Yea r s E nded J u ne 3 0 , 2 0 1 0 a n d 2 0 0 9

2010

2009

Temporarily Permanently Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Unrestricted Restricted Restricted

Total

su pp or t, r e v en ue a n d Gain s : Public Support Individual Contributions Corporate Contributions Foundation Grants Law Firms Special Events Income (Expenses) Special Events – (Net of Expenses) United Way Total Public Support

$

86,014 40,834 690,837 277,274 1,094,959 256,762 ( 116,923 ) 139,839 71,589 1,306,387

Investment Revenue and Gains Investment Income Unrealized and Realized Gains (Losses) Long-Term Investments Total Investment Revenue and Gains Net Assets Released From Restrictions Satisfaction of Program Restrictions Total Net Assets Released from Restrictions Total Support, Revenue and Gains

$

50 – 593,755 2,500 596,305

$

– – – – –

$

86,014 40,834 1,284,592 279,774 1,691,264

$

– – – – 596,305

– – – – –

15,872

15,872

34,579 50,451

– –

– –

34,579 50,451

– – –

– – 1,953,143

415,581 415,581 1,911,388

570,636 570,636 1,927,474

( 570,636 ) ( 570,636 ) 25,669

256,762 ( 116,923 ) 139,839 71,589 1,902,692

101,183 67,863 1,037,463 141,735 1,348,244

$

247,952 ( 110,199 ) 137,753 74,376 1,560,373

( (

50 500 365,250 – 365,800

$

– – – – –

– – – – 365,800

– – – – –

23,862

88,428 ) 64,566 )

– –

– –

( 415,581 ) ( 415,581 ) ( 49,781 )

$

101,233 68,363 1,402,713 141,735 1,714,044 247,952 ( 110,199 ) 137,753 74,376 1,926,173

23,862 ( (

88,428 ) 64,566 )

– – –

– – 1,861,607

Ex pense s : Program Services Supporting Services Management and General Fundraising Total Supporting Services Total Expenses Change in Net Assets Net Assets, Beginning of Year Net Assets, End of Year

$

1,528,775

1,528,775

1,265,863

1,265,863

284,855 22,925 307,780 1,836,555

– – – –

– – – –

284,855 22,925 307,780 1,836,555

382,986 38,965 421,951 1,687,814

– – – –

– – – –

382,986 38,965 421,951 1,687,814

90,919 826,582 917,501

25,669 72,750 $ 98,419

– 326,549 $ 326,549

116,588 1,225,881 1,342,469

223,574 603,008 826,582

– 326,549 $ 326,549

173,793 1,052,088 $ 1,225,881

$

$

(

49,781 ) 122,531 $ 72,750

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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Statemen ts of Functi ona l Expense s F iscal Yea r s E nded J u ne 3 0 , 2 0 1 0 a n d 2 0 0 9

2010

2009

SUPPORTING SERVICES Program Management Services and General Fundraising Expenses: Salaries Fringe Benefits Rent and Utilities Telephone Printing Supplies Professional Fees Conferences and Travel Postages Dues, Memberships and Publications Equipment Rental and Maintenance Insurance Other Total Expenses Before Depreciation Depreciation Total Expenses

$

928,790 224,273 134,528 13,685 54,103 15,091 67,152 9,879 11,317

$ 172,451 42,129 26,768 2,546 9,938 2,817 12,130 1,839 2,087

15,186

$

SUPPORTING SERVICES Total Supporting Total Program Management Services Expenses Services and General Fundraising

13,369 3,380 3,318 193 561 235 679 135 138

$ 185,820 45,509 30,086 2,739 10,499 3,052 12,809 1,974 2,225

$ 1,114,610 269,782 164,614 16,424 64,602 18,143 79,961 11,853 13,542

2,853

96

2,949

14,673 13,668 13,130

2,726 2,537 1,589

351 194 98

1,515,475 13,300 $ 1,528,775

282,410 2,445 $ 284,855

22,747 178 22,925

$

$

$

Total Supporting Services

Total Expenses

23,206 5,329 4,703 329 1,744 353 854 352 268

$ 255,518 59,861 42,417 3,632 19,901 3,885 8,948 3,800 2,989

$ 1,027,291 242,235 162,524 14,701 76,266 16,056 35,153 15,001 11,816

771,773 182,374 120,107 11,069 56,365 12,171 26,205 11,201 8,827

$ 232,312 54,532 37,714 3,303 18,157 3,532 8,094 3,448 2,721

18,135

15,956

4,366

468

4,834

20,790

3,077 2,731 1,687

17,750 16,399 14,817

15,290 12,196 9,012

4,888 3,600 2,324

468 256 239

5,356 3,856 2,563

20,646 16,052 11,575

305,157 2,623 $ 307,780

1,820,632 15,923 $ 1,836,555

1,252,546 13,317 $ 1,265,863

378,991 3,995 $ 382,986

38,569 396 38,965

417,560 4,391 $ 421,951

1,670,106 17,708 $ 1,687,814

$

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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No tes t o th e F i nancia l State men ts

Notes to the Fi na ncia l Statements

NOTE A – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Donated Services The programs of the Foundation utilize volunteered legal services, which are provided directly to beneficiaries of the Foundation. No amounts have been reflected in the financial statements for donated volunteers’ time because the criteria under SFAS No. 116, Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, have not been satisfied. However, a substantial number of volunteers have donated significant amounts of time towards activities of the Foundation.

Nature of Activities Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (the “Foundation”) is organized as a not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to administer programs to assist in securing legal assistance and related service for persons of low income in the Chicagoland area. The Foundation’s support comes primarily from individual and corporate contributions, foundations, and law firms, as well as fundraising activities. Financial Statement Presentation Financial statement presentation follows the requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board in its Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 117, Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations. Under SFAS No. 117, the Foundation is required to report information regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets: unrestricted net assets, temporarily restricted net assets, and permanently restricted net assets. Unrestricted net assets are net assets not subject to donor-imposed stipulations on their use in the Foundation’s operations, as reported on the Statement of Activities. Temporarily restricted net assets are donor contributions with stipulations that are to be met by actions of the Foundation or others and/or the passage of time. When a donor restriction expires, temporarily restricted net asset are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the Statement of Activities as released from restrictions. Restrictions fulfilled in the same period as the funds were received are classified as unrestricted net assets. Permanently restricted net assets are subject to donor-imposed restrictions that they be maintained permanently by the Foundation. Generally, the donors of these assets permit the Foundation to use all or part of the income earned on related investments for the Foundation’s operations.

Cash Cash includes petty cash, and amounts deposited in the checking account and custodial account. Amounts deposited in the custodial account are required to be maintained in a separate account. Contributions and Other Receivables Contributions and other receivables were $71,015 at June 30, 2010, and $72,750 at June 30, 2009, and are deemed to be fully collectable by management. Property and Equipment Property and equipment are reported at original cost. All property and equipment purchases in excess of $750 for the years ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, were capitalized, while lesser amounts were charged to expense. Depreciation is calculated on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets (5 to 8 years). Depreciation expense was $15,923 for the year ended June 30, 2010, and $17,708 for the year ended June 30, 2009. Functional Allocation of Expenses The costs of providing various programs and other activities have been detailed in the statement of functional expenses. The costs have been summarized in the statement of activities. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services benefits.

Contributions Contributions are recognized when the donor makes a promise to give to the Foundation that is, in substance, unconditional. All contributions are considered to be available for unrestricted use unless specifically restricted by the donor. Amounts received that are designated for future periods, or restricted by the donor for specific purposes, are reported as temporarily restricted or permanently restricted support that increases those net asset classes.

Income Taxes The Foundation is not-for-profit entity as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code (“IRC”) and is exempt from federal and state income taxes for related income and qualifies for a charitable contribution deduction in regard to its donors, but is subject to income taxes only to the extent of unrelated business taxable income. In addition, the Foundation has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service not to be a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Donated Assets Donated marketable securities are recorded as contributions at their estimated fair value at the date of donation and adjusted to market value at the end of the year. Donated shares at June 30, 2010 and 2009, were valued at $9,817, and $9,854, respectively.

Use of Estimates The presentation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

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Notes to the Fi na ncia l Statements

NOTE B – INVESTMENTS

NOTE C – FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Investments in marketable securities with readily determinable fair values and all investments in debt securities are reported at their fair values in the statement of financial position. Unrealized gains and losses are included in the change in net assets. Investment income and gains are reported as increases in unrestricted net assets in the reporting period in which the income and gains are recognized.

Fair value is the price that would be received upon sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the year ended June 30, 2010. The Following hierarchy is used in selecting inputs, with the highest priority to Level 1, as these are the most transparent or reliable.

Investments consist of the following:

Level 1 Quoted prices for identical instruments in an active markets

JUNE 30, 2010

JUNE 30, 2009

Accumulated Accumulated Market Unrealized Market Unrealized Cost Value Gain/(Loss) Cost Value Gain/(Loss) Money Market Cash Reserve Funds $ 238,526 $ 238,526 $ – $ 23,751 $ 23,750 ($ 1) Mutual Funds 433,394 382,018 ( 51,376 ) 395,493 306,213 ( 89,280 ) Certificates of Deposit 346,627 346,878 ( 251 ) 577,787 577,618 ( 169 ) $ 1,018,547 $ 967,422 ($ 51,125 ) $ 997,031 $ 907,581 ($ 89,450 )

Level 2

Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, and/or quoted instruments in markets that are not active, and model derived valuations in which all significant inputs are observe in active markets.

Level 3

Valuations derived from techniques in which one or more significant inputs are observable. Assets at Fair Value

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Money Market Cash & Reserve Funds $ 238,526 $ – $ – Mutual Funds – 382,018 – Certificates of Deposit – 346,878 – $ 238,526 $ 728,896 $ –

Total $

$

238,526 382,018 346,878 967,422

Investment return is as follows: NOTE D – NET ASSETS JUNE 30, 2010

JUNE 30, 2009

Net Unrealized Total Investment and Realized Investment Income Gains/(Losses) Return

Net Unrealized Total Investment and Realized Investment Income Gains/(Losses) Return

Temporarily Restricted Money Market Cash Reserve Funds Mutual Funds Corporate Equities Bond Funds Certificates of Deposit

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$

$

1,293 $ 8,577 69 – 5,933 15,872 $

– $ 1,293 34,101 42,678 58 127 – – 420 6,353 34,597 $ 50,451

$

3,835 $ – $ 3,835 8,596 ( 60,290 ) ( 51,694 ) 126 (1,934 ) ( 1,808 ) 5,064 ( 26,005 ) ( 20,941 ) 6,241 ( 199 ) 6,042 $ 23,862 ($ 88,428 ) ($ 64,566 )

JUNE 30, Temporarily restricted net assets are as follows: 2010 2009 Guardian Ad Litem $ 35,000 $ 43,875 Access to Justice 35,000 28,875 Legal Server-Special Project 28,419 – $ 98,419 $ 72,750

Permanently Restricted Permanently restricted net assets of $326,549 at June 30, 2010 and 2009, are restricted to investment in perpetuity, the income from which is expendable to support the Foundation’s operations and activities.

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Notes to the Fi nancial Statements

NOTE E – PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS AND FSP FAS 117-1

5) The expected total return from income and appreciation of investments, 6) Other resources of the Organization, 7) The investment policies of the Organization.

The Foundation received an initial endowment “(the Endowment”) in 1993 in the amount of $200,000; and the Foundation has raised additional funds from various contributions to this endowment fund in the amount of $126,549. The Endowment has been established as a permanently restricted fund for which the income may be used to support the Foundation’s operations and activities, per the donor gift instrument. In August 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Staff Position FSP FAS 117-1, Endowments of Not-for Profit Organizations: Net Asset Classification of Funds Subject to an Enacted Version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and Enhanced Disclosures for All Endowment Funds (“FSP FAS 117-1”). This standard provides guidance on classification of donor-restricted endowment funds for a not-for-profit organization that is subject to an enacted version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act of 2006 (“UPMIFA”) and provides other disclosures about an organization’s endowment funds. The State of Illinois adopted UPMIFA on June 30, 2009, and the following disclosures are being made in accordance with the requirements contained in FSP FAS 117-1: Description of the Governing Board’s Interpretation of the Law(s) that Underlie the Organization’s Net Asset Classification of Donor-Restricted Endowment Funds

As provided by UPMIFA, its guidelines for expenditure of a donor-restricted endowment funds apply in the absence of overriding, explicit donor stipulations. Specific provisions of donor gift instruments will take precedence over the general default provisions of UPMIFA, and these have been specified in the first paragraph of this note.

Description of the Organization’s Endowment Spending Policy The Board of the Foundation has interpreted the Income and the changes in realized and unrealized value of investments as unrestricted, and available to be spent, as specified above. Description of the Organization’s Investment Policies The endowment has been invested in cash and the investments described in Note C, with the objective of maintaining its funding power over time. It relies on a total return strategy in which investment returns are achieved through both capital appreciation (realized and unrealized) and current yield (interest and dividends). Details of the Composition of Endowment Funds at the End of the Year

The Board of the Foundation has interpreted the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act as requiring the preservation of the fair value of the original gift as of the gift date of the donor-restricted endowment funds, absent explicit donor stipulations to the contrary. As a result of this interpretation, the Foundation would classify as permanently restricted net assets (a) the original value of the funds donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) accumulations of the permanent endowment made in accordance with the direction of the applicable donor gift instrument at the time the accumulation is added to the funds. The remaining portion of the donor-restricted endowment fund not classified in permanently restricted net assets would be classified as temporarily restricted net assets until those amounts are approved for expenditure by the organization in a manner consistent with the standard of prudence prescribed by UPMIFA. In accordance with UPMIFA, the Foundation considers the following factors in making a determination to appropriate or accumulate donor-restricted endowment funds. 1) 2) 3) 4) 82

The duration and preservation of the Endowment, The purposes of the Organization and the donor-restricted Endowment, General economic conditions, The possible effect of inflation and deflation,

JUNE 30,

Funds permanently restricted by donors

2010 $ 326,549

2009 $ 326,549

Reconciliation of the Beginning and Ending Balances of Endowment Funds YEAR ENDED JUNE 30,

Balance at the Beginning of the Year Interest and Dividends Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Investments Transfer to Unrestricted Funds Balance at the End of the Year

2010 326,549 6,466 (51,776) 45,310 $ 326,549

$

2009 326,549 7,098 (73,250) 66,152 $ 326,549

$

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Notes t o th e F inancia l State men ts

Notes to the F inancia l Statements

Nature and Types of Restrictions Per the terms of the Fund instrument, the original gift is held in perpetuity. Subsequent gifts are treated in the same manner.

NOTE G – SPECIAL EVENTS

Information on Deficiencies The Fund was not deficient as of June 30, 2010 or June 30, 2009.

The Foundation sponsors a 5k run and a golf outing as special events during the year to raise funds to support the Foundation’s purpose of providing legal services to low-income clients. The gross receipts and related costs of these events were: JUNE 30,

NOTE F – LEASES Rental Property The Foundation currently leases its office space under a 10-year, non-cancellable operating lease, which expires November 14, 2013. The initial annual minimum lease payments were $95,310, which increase to $114,372 by the end of the lease term. The Foundation is also responsible for its share of common area maintenance costs and real estate taxes. Total rent expense under all leases was $157,952 and $155,622 for the year ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Future minimum lease payments are as follows:

2011 2012 2013 2014

$ 154,528 156,531 157,435 7,571 $ 476,065

Office Equipment Leasing The Foundation leases certain office equipment under a non-cancellable operating lease, which expired April 2010; and the Foundation has not entered into a new lease. Lease expenses were $7,860 and $9,466 for the years ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

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Gross Receipts Related Costs Net Total

2010 $ 256,762 ( 116,923 ) $ 139,839

2009 $ 247,952 ( 110,199 ) $ 137,753

NOTE H – DEFERRED REVENUE Deferred revenue includes amounts received prior to year-end related to the Foundation’s annual fundraising special event held in July. Deferred revenue for the years ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, totaled $76,750 and $73,918, respectively.

NOTE I – REDEPOSITS PAYABLE Redeposits payable represents the Foundation’s client retainer for their case settlement and court costs. Redeposits payable for the year ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, totaled $19,979 and $20,026, respectively.

NOTE J – EMPLOYEE 403(b) PLAN The Foundation sponsors a defined contribution 403(b) plan for its employees. Eligible employees may make elective deferrals of their compensation, on a pre-tax basis, to the plan. The Foundation makes a discretionary contribution. The Foundation’s contribution for the years ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, were $30,000 and $29,600, respectively.

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Notes to th e Financia l State men ts NOTE K – SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS Donations The Foundation had one contributor who contributed approximately 35.8% of the total Foundation support for the year ended June 30, 2010, and 51.8% for the year ended June 30, 2009. Cash The Foundation maintains its cash balances at financial institutions in the Chicago metropolitan area, which at times may exceed federally insured limits.

NOTE L – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS The management of the Foundation has evaluated events subsequent to the balance sheet date of June 30, 2010, through September 23, 2010, the date the financial statements were available to be issued. It has concluded that there are no effects that provide additional evidence about conditions that existed at the balance sheet date that require recognition in the June 30, 2010, financial statements or related note disclosures in accordance with FASB Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 165, Subsequent Events.

DESIGN: LOWERCASE INC., CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHY : TONY ARMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTING: BLANCHETTE PRESS, Vancouver

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